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

The Play Based Learning Podcast Kristen RB Peterson

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 58 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.comGet inspired - https://www.instagram.com/learning.wild/Community - https://www.facebook.com/learningwildblog/Learn - learning-wild.com

    EP 12: Rules That Aren't DAP - Sitting Still

    EP 12: Rules That Aren't DAP - Sitting Still

    There are many rules that we have place on young children that are not developmentally appropriate in the least bit...  This is the start of a series of episodes that will break down the rules we place on children that we shouldn't.The first is SITTING STILL.  Let's outlaw criss cross applesauce and free the movement!NEW COURSE!  Starting An Early Childhood Program Blueprint!  https://www.learning-wild.com/startinganearlychildhoodprogramblueprint Website - http://www.learning-wild.comInstagram - 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

    • 20 min
    EP 11: Four Tips For Explaining Play To Parents

    EP 11: Four Tips For Explaining Play To Parents

    This is a question I get all the time and one that I have spent years trying to dissect myself... Through trial and error - I have come to four great tips for helping to defend and explain parents (or maybe an administrator)!   NEW COURSE!  Starting An Early Childhood Program Blueprint!  https://www.learning-wild.com/startinganearlychildhoodprogramblueprint Website - http://www.learning-wild.comInstagram - 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

    • 15 min
    EP 10: Three Things You Need When Starting Your Own Early Childhood Program

    EP 10: Three Things You Need When Starting Your Own Early Childhood Program

    Kristen started a child care program with zero dollars and no degree in business.  She did have three things that worked in her favor and she will tell you all about them in this episode.NEW COURSE!  Starting An Early Childhood Program Blueprint!   Website - http://www.learning-wild.comInstagram - 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
    EP 9: PLAY IS NOT UNCONVENTIONAL

    EP 9: PLAY IS NOT UNCONVENTIONAL

    When did play become an unconventional way of learning?  What can we do to change this?  Kristen pondered this over coffee this morning and decided to brain dump it all into a podcast for you to sort through with her!  As a reminder - you are OK just where you are in your play based journey.  You don't need to be where I am.  But, if you show up to learn, that is how you grow!Website - http://www.learning-wild.comInstagram - 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

    • 19 min
    EP 8: Outdoor Winter Play Basics and Gear

    EP 8: Outdoor Winter Play Basics and Gear

    Starting up a new outdoor program, classroom and need to know all things outdoor gear and outdoor winter play?  Take a listen as Kristen walks you though the gear needed, how cold is too cold and some ideas for outdoor winter play! Website - http://www.learning-wild.comInstagram - 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  Face covering:https://www.amazon.com/HZTG-Childrens-Winter-Windproof-Adjustable/dp/B0152U4O2M/ref=sr_1_8?dchild=1&keywords=balaclava+kids&qid=1601745187&sr=8-8 Mittens:  https://www.burton.com/us/en/p/kids-burton-mini-heater-mitten/W21-131741069602T.html?g_acctid=208-000-6041&g_campaign=US%20-%20Shopping%20-%20All%20Products%20%20-%20Branded&g_campaignid=746511269&g_adgroupid=41557843120&g_adid=175970744381&g_keyword=&g_keywordid=pla-906454404165&g_adtype=pla&g_merchantid=366744&g_productchannel=online&g_productid=W21-131741069602T&g_partition=906454404165&g_network=g&g_ifproduct=product&g_ifcreative=&gclid=Cj0KCQjwwuD7BRDBARIsAK_5YhX4X97xZmPKtgcdIJIz5TerKXvuJDYAvxm7N4x5O94iiW2uakhWa0AaAtnpEALw_wcB Weather Chart:https://idph.iowa.gov/Portals/1/Files/HCCI/weatherwatch.pdf

    • 22 min
    Ep 7: Finding Your Play Based Groove

    Ep 7: Finding Your Play Based Groove

    There are stages to teacher development and I also believe there are stages to a play based journey.  I wish I had known about these stages when I first drank the play based learning juice so that I could have settled in to my own journey instead of always wishing I was doing more or better.  Walk through the stages with me and try to figure out what stage you are! Website - http://www.learning-wild.comInstagram - 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

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

Gemcuff ,

Amazing!

Thank you so much for making this awesome podcast! I am so excited to share with my high school Early Childhood Education classes! This is perfect! Keep it up!

Tammy -Let Them Play! ,

OMG

I absolutely love your pod casts! I was the same, Lisa Murphy Changed my look on what I was doing with children and then I saw Jeff and then Denita and then Dan, it’s been about 5 years and I have not looked back and am doing everything I can to let people know WHAT true play is !
Thank you I love following you and Miss Debbie .....OMG !!! And the new call in, I may have to “call in” !!!!

MaryLFoster ,

Practical, Entertaining and Thought Provoking...All Rolled Into 1!!

I started this podcast today on my evening bike ride and had to do an extra loop to get in a third episode! I’ve been teaching 23 years but am always hoping to learn more about best practices in my pre-k classroom...this podcast delivers!!! Great theory and practical strategies plus entertaining and REAL. Kinda want to start my own preschool now...just kidding...just going to make my classroom even better.❤️

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