21 episodes

Welcome to The Play Based Learning Podcast!

Your host is Kristen Peterson and she is ready to fill your heart, mind and ears with all things early childhood education and play based learning.

Kristen is the founding director of a nature and forest play-school in Minnesota that serves preschool children age 3-5. She has found the magic in learning and wants to share with the world how they can incorporate play based learning into their own lives, child care centers, homeschool days, preschool classroom or forest school.

There is a magic that happens when children are given time, space and support to play. They have time to wonder about the world around them. They become curious, inquire, discover, and learn in the moment. Childhood is fleeting and educators, parents and caregivers need to give children the opportunity for a wild and free childhood.

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The Play Based Learning Podcast Kristen RB Peterson

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    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Welcome to The Play Based Learning Podcast!

Your host is Kristen Peterson and she is ready to fill your heart, mind and ears with all things early childhood education and play based learning.

Kristen is the founding director of a nature and forest play-school in Minnesota that serves preschool children age 3-5. She has found the magic in learning and wants to share with the world how they can incorporate play based learning into their own lives, child care centers, homeschool days, preschool classroom or forest school.

There is a magic that happens when children are given time, space and support to play. They have time to wonder about the world around them. They become curious, inquire, discover, and learn in the moment. Childhood is fleeting and educators, parents and caregivers need to give children the opportunity for a wild and free childhood.

Connect - learningwildblog@gmail.com
Get inspired - https://www.instagram.com/learning.wild/
Community - https://www.facebook.com/learningwildblog/
Learn - learning-wild.com

    EP 21: Sally Haughey on Wonder, Intention, Creativity and MORE

    EP 21: Sally Haughey on Wonder, Intention, Creativity and MORE

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    About Sally:  
    Sally Haughey hails from Guthrie, Oklahoma, a small town in the middle of the United States, and grew up traveling the country with her parents and siblings. She started her teaching journey in 1996 and that experience now expands over two decades. She cultivated her learning at Northeastern State University in Talequah, Oklahoma, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education. In 2010, Sally wanted to share her ideas on a larger platform so she created Fairy Dust Teaching, built on the passion for the wonder and magic of early childhood.

    She believes young children have the right to play, to be collaborators in learning, and to dream. Since then, Fairy Dust Teaching has become a global platform for early childhood educators from all walks of life to learn more about Wonder Based Education.  Sally’s teaching philosophy has let her travel the globe, sharing her knowledge and experience with teachers in Vietnam, Canada, Europe, the United States, and the Philippines. Her literary works include The Wonder Art Workshop  (publ. 2019) and Through A Child’s Eyes, where she co-authored with Sandra Duncan and Jodie Martin. She and Sandra Duncan are working on another book together called The Honeycomb Series with a tentative release in 2021.


    Website: FairyDustTeaching.com
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/FairyDustTeachingBlog
    Instagram: instagram.com/fairydustteaching
    Pinterest: pinterest.com/fairydustteach
    Twitter: twitter.com/sallyhaughey


     


    Find Kristen Here:


    Website - http://www.learning-wild.com


    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/learning.wild/


    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/learningwildblog/


     


    Free Resources (Documentation Guide Free Download) - https://www.learning-wild.com/opt-in-2ad54954-031a-408e-8993-faa989fa21da


     

    • 56 min
    EP 20 - Rae Pica on Being a Champion for Children

    EP 20 - Rae Pica on Being a Champion for Children

    Rae Pica joins Kristen to chat advocacy / championing for children.  Learn some easy ways to stand up for what we know is right for the young children in our lives.


    Rae's website:  raepica.com


    use code:  WILD for 20% off Rae's course "Becoming a Champion for Play & Joyful Learning"


     


    Find Kristen here:


    Website - http://www.learning-wild.com


    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/learning.wild/


    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/learningwildblog/


     


    Free Resources (Documentation Guide Free Download) - https://www.learning-wild.com/opt-in-2ad54954-031a-408e-8993-faa989fa21da


     

    • 38 min
    EP 19: Forest School Basics

    EP 19: Forest School Basics

    Kristen chats about what forest school looks like in her program!  


    Website - http://www.learning-wild.com


    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/learning.wild/


    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/learningwildblog/


     


    Free Resources (Documentation Guide Free Download) - https://www.learning-wild.com/opt-in-2ad54954-031a-408e-8993-faa989fa21da

    • 26 min
    EP 18: Q&A Sesh on Opening a Program

    EP 18: Q&A Sesh on Opening a Program

    Kristen had someone reach out to her via IG with some questions.  Instead of answering them over DM, Kristen invited her to be on the show to ask all her questions so you can learn from them too!  Nicky Peterson lives in South Africa and is dreaming about opening her own play based program someday!  


    If you are interested in starting up your own program, check out my course:  


    NEW COURSE!  Starting An Early Childhood Program Blueprint!  


    learning-wild.com/startinganearlychildhoodprogramblueprint


     


    Website - http://www.learning-wild.com


    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/learning.wild/


    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/learningwildblog/


     


    Free Resources (Documentation Guide Free Download) - https://www.learning-wild.com/opt-in-2ad54954-031a-408e-8993-faa989fa21da

    • 1 hr 16 min
    EP 17: The Stages of Play

    EP 17: The Stages of Play

    If a parent is ever wondering why their child comes home and says, "Nobody played with me."  Or if a parent ever asks why their child says they have no friends... this episode is for you!  And here is a handy letter you can hand to parents...


    NEW! Play Based Learning Masterclass!


    Head here to get a Stages of Play letter to give to grown ups!


    Website - http://www.learning-wild.com


    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/learning.wild/


    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/learningwildblog/


     


    Free Resources (Documentation Guide Free Download) - https://www.learning-wild.com/opt-in-2ad54954-031a-408e-8993-faa989fa21da

    • 12 min
    Ep 16: Behavior Management in a Play Based Program

    Ep 16: Behavior Management in a Play Based Program

    We have to stop calling it behavior management and call it social and emotional development instead.  Kristen will walk you through the reasons why we need to change our thinking to provide a more child-centered atmosphere for the young children in our life!


    Get on the list to be the first to know about Kristen's Play Based Learning Masterclass!  Head here!


    NEW COURSE!  Starting An Early Childhood Program Blueprint!  


    https://www.learning-wild.com/startinganearlychildhoodprogramblueprint


     


    Website - http://www.learning-wild.com


    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/learning.wild/


    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/learningwildblog/


     


    Free Resources (Documentation Guide Free Download) - https://www.learning-wild.com/opt-in-2ad54954-031a-408e-8993-faa989fa21da

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

2nd Generation ECE ,

Yassss! Sister!

Thank you for putting together such a thoughtful podcast on the importance of a play based child led program. As an active Early Childhood Educator who was raised by an Early Childhood Educator, it saddens me to think that so many children are not being given the best opportunities to learn and have an authentic childhood! Let’s continue to spread the word so that more and more educators will see the value that is play based learning. It truly is magical to watch children learn the way they were born and created to learn! ❤️Thank you Thank you Thank you! Keep them coming! I’m loving your content!

Nikkster925 ,

Defining Play

I have never wrote a review for a podcast and after listening to these two I had too! You have put into words how I have felt and not been able to articulate fully. I can’t wait for future episodes!

Bride "whatever" ,

Inspiring! Can’t wait to learn!

This is everything early childhood education should be, can be, has to be! If you’re in the ECE business or field or want to be inspired for home learning, follow Teacher Honey and Learning Wild. Can’t wait to watch this grow and learn along the way.

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