Our Tinkering Station

After participating a Professional Development course, ‘Establishing a Tinkering Space’ by Jeff Johnson; we decided to create a Tinkering Station was because it allows children to have a different opportunity to explore a whole range of mediums to be able to create their ideas into a masterpiece or to be able to discover how things work through dismantling different items.
For us here at Eskay Kids-Karana, our Tinkering Station is an area for dismantling old appliances with screw drivers, using hammers and hacksaws to create out of wood offcuts and doing 3D box construction from donated recyclable items, with the hope of introducing more as we continue our journey.
Tinkering is great for problem solving, improving fine and gross motor skills, communication, creativity, imagination, concentration, and following safety rules.
Written by Sallyanne – Eskay Kids Karana     


Childhood is such a short, magical time, and in a fleeting moment, they will be grown up. You will spend an eternity knowing your child as adult, but for these few precious years, you have the privilege of knowing them as a child. For a brief moment in their journey of life, you get to watch them laugh, learn, grow, and experience the awe and wonder that childhood offers.

Children only get one childhood …. Don’t ever wish that magical time away…
Childhood Memories ought to be the most precious memories in any one’s life.

What vision of childhood do you have in your heart for your child…..
We welcome you to join us on a wonder-filled journey through early childhood.