Meghan Fitzgerald

After 18 years as an educator, curriculum developer and school leader, Meghan has her dream gig—an entrepreneur/educator/mom who helps families everywhere, including hers, learn outside. Prior to Tinkergarten®, Meghan worked as an Elementary School Principal, a Math/Science Specialist & and a teacher in public and private schools in NY, MA and CA. She earned a BA with majors in English and Psychology at Amherst College, an MS in Educational Leadership at Bank Street College, and was trained to become a Forest School leader at Bridgwater College, UK. When she is with her kids, Meghan is that unapologetic mom who plays along with them in mud, dances in the pouring rain, and builds a darn good snow igloo with her bare hands.


The surprising benefits children gain from giving thanks

Science shows that gratitude can help you sleep better, boost your immune system and feel happier.


Stressed about Halloween? Think like a kid

We talked with 30 kids ages 3 to 8 around the country about what they loved most about Halloween. Then, we put our heads together to imagine new ways to celebrate Halloween during a pandemic.


How we can model resilience during the pandemic for our kids

Let go of "ideal" and parent for the real.

Children's Health

Preschoolers *can* wear masks all day—here’s how

Kids are surprisingly adaptable to change, especially with our help.


Kids need to play together outside—here’s how to do it safely

Here's why outdoor play, and lots of it, should be at the top of your to-do list, especially now.