Our Story

Tinkering Toddler Crates were created by Lisa Prins when she saw a need from busy parents seeking high quality ideas and resources for their child, but not having the time or desire to track materials down.  As a one-stop shop, parents know they can depend on Tinkering Toddler Crates to provide educational, fun, and engaging activities on a monthly basis that include everything you need to do the activities.  Parents have ordered crates as a gift for a friend or family member, for play dates with friends, when a new sibling was born, and when their child was sick or injured and couldn't easily go to school or to their regular classes.  They also work well for parents seeking to provide their child's babysitter with activities to do. 

 Meet the Founder & Owner

Lisa Prins Owner and Founder Tinkering Toddler Crates LLC

Lisa Prins is the founder and owner of Tinkering Toddler Crates LLC. She has served eight years in and out of the classroom in various roles as a classroom teacher, mentor teacher, intervention specialist, instructional coach, curriculum developer in high-poverty, urban, Title I schools.  She has also served as a toddler playgroup teacher too! Much of her curriculum work has now switched from elementary to the toddler/preschool age range as she prepares materials for her two sons.  She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies with an emphasis on Studio Arts from San Diego State University, San Diego, CA in 2005 and her CA Elementary Teaching Credential and Master of Arts in Teaching in 2007 from Chapman University in Orange, CA.

Feel free to email her at Lisa at tinkeringtoddler.com.