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Alex Herman, Instructor Amanda Herman’s son, shows off his muddy hands after playing in the mud during Tinkergarten on Sept. 13. His shirt reads “Go outside and play.” In the background, Simone Davisson, who was at the class with her mother, Susan Davisson, jumps in the mud puddle the students created. Photos by Amanda Stoll/22nd Century Media
Simone Davisson plays in the mud. Children were encouraged to explore nature and create and play with mud during the morning class.
Alex Herman (left) and Simone Davisson investigate a large orange mushroom at the base of a tree at Francis Field Youth Foundation in New Lenox during Tinkergarten class.
Tinkergarten Instructor Amanda Herman reads a book about the senses to participants at her first Tinkergarten class on Sept. 13 in New Lenox. The eight-week fall curriculum for children ages 18 months to 8 years focuses largely on sensory activities.
Amanda Stoll, Assistant Editor
3:15 pm CDT September 18, 2017
“Go Outside and Play” read one boy’s shirt at the first day of Tinkergarten, a class led by Mokena resident Amanda Knittel Herman to encourage outdoor learning for youngsters.