Tinkering Their Way to Creativity & Happiness

“Imagination is more important than knowledge…” ~Albert Einstein

Einstein also said something else: “It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.”

I couldn’t agree more.

So we have to ask ourselves, what can I do? What can WE do?

  • Let them tinker
  • Let them make messes
  • Let them make mistakes
  • Let them pick themselves up and dust themselves off. And then do it again.

For a bit of inspiration, check out this great TED video from Gever Tulley on Tinkering School.



A few more favorite tinkerers? Teacher Tom and Jenny Kable, who take tinkering to the preschool classroom, proving you are never too young to create a bit of genius from odds and ends.

So this summer, stop planning every moment for your kids. Let them tinker away and sit back and watch with wonder.

See ya outside! ~ The Grass Stain Guru

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