27 episodes

All humans learn through play. Join Kristen RB Peterson of Learning Wild as she chats all things early childhood education, preschool, nature and forest school, homeschool and parenting. Find the magic in wonder based, child led learning. Get inspired to implement play based learning in your home, school, daycare or child care setting!

The Play Based Learning Podcast Kristen RB Peterson

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 104 Ratings

All humans learn through play. Join Kristen RB Peterson of Learning Wild as she chats all things early childhood education, preschool, nature and forest school, homeschool and parenting. Find the magic in wonder based, child led learning. Get inspired to implement play based learning in your home, school, daycare or child care setting!

    EP 27: The Last Greatest Risk in Childhood

    EP 27: The Last Greatest Risk in Childhood

    Kristen happened upon a thought the other day and thought is was too important not to share.  In this episode she will talk about the last, greatest risk we allow children to take.  You will also learn 3 actionable ways to support risk taking in early childhood.


    For some great, free, letters to adults of the children in your care, Kristen has created a series of 5 letters that explain some of the hot topics in play based learning - including one on RISK!  You can download them here!


    Connect with Kristen on IG

    • 9 min
    EP 26: The Daily Schedule in a Play Based Program

    EP 26: The Daily Schedule in a Play Based Program

    One of the most asked questions:  What does you daily schedule look like in a play based program?  Kristen answers that in this episode!  It is a lot more simplistic than you would imagine!


    Check out Kristen's website learning-wild.com to find out how you can learn more!!  Or, find her on IG!  

    • 16 min
    Ep: 25 The Battle of Battle Play

    Ep: 25 The Battle of Battle Play

    Children are often labeled as 'bad' for engaging in battle play or play fighting.  It is loud and big and makes adults uncomfortable.  Kristen explains why this type of play is normal and how to support it in your early childhood environments.


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


    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/kristen.rb.peterson/


    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 24: Process Art and Creative Freedom in the Early Childhood Environment

    EP 24: Process Art and Creative Freedom in the Early Childhood Environment

    Kristen chats about the characteristics of process based art, creative thinking in early childhood and it's importance, and a really cool study that proves that creativity is unlearned as we grow older.


    Resources:


    Tedx Tucson George Land YouTube video


    Ted Talk by Sir Ken Robison


    Loose Parts Books:


    Loose Parts:  Inspiring Play in Young Children by Lisa Daly and Miriam Beloglovsky


    Loose Parts 2:  Inspiring Play with Infants and Toddlers by Daly and Beloglovsky


     


    Find Kristen here:


    learning-wild.com


    email her at learningwildbblog@gmail.com

    • 21 min
    EP 23: Part 1 Samuel Broaden on Trust, Forests and Body Autonomy

    EP 23: Part 1 Samuel Broaden on Trust, Forests and Body Autonomy

    This is the first podcast in a two part release!  You can find the second part of this series (you will hear Kristen talk more in the 2nd part) over on the podcast called Embracing Childhood (apple podcast link)


    Spotify link


    You can find more of Samuel Broaden on his website, Honoring Childhood.


    And he loves to hang out on IG @honoringchildhood

    • 38 min
    EP: 22 Mythbusting Noise and Talking with Tiffany Pearsall

    EP: 22 Mythbusting Noise and Talking with Tiffany Pearsall

    Kristen's fave podcasting buddy makes her debut on the podcast.  Tiffany Pearsall is the founding director of Play Frontier - a nature play school in Washington state!  


    There is often a societal norm that is pushed down to early childhood environments that says children must be quiet to learn...  T and I chat about it!  After all, many of us are verbal processors and need to chat out loud to learn!


     

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
104 Ratings

104 Ratings

Kaaarrren!!! ,

Excellent Podcast

Kristen’s podcast’s are an excellent complement to her website, FB, and courses! I love the practical, easy to understand information from someone who is living her values snd philosophy everyday! All parents and educators need to know there is a better way for their children to learn!!

Teacher Johns ,

Help is here!

So insightful and packed full of helpful info and ideas! So much goodness in each short segment…don’t tell me you can’t find the time! You owe it to yourself to check out Kristen and her fun, easy way of cutting right to the heart of what is best for children!

Pam at SPX ,

All early childhood educators must listen!

Kristen is so enthusiastic, knowledgeable and authentic. Highly recommend this podcast to new and veteran teachers!

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