36 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 • 134 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 36: Friluftsliv and Outdoor Play with Linda McGurk

    EP 36: Friluftsliv and Outdoor Play with Linda McGurk

    Author and blogger Linda McGurk joins Kristen to chat about her new book, The Open-Air Life: Discover the Nordic Art of Friluftsliv and Embrace Nature Every Day, nature play and her experience with early childhood education in the USA as compared to Sweden.
    You can purchase her books here:  
    There's No Such Thing as Bad Weather
    The Open-Air Life
    Linda wanted to ensure listeners that when she is outdoors in extreme cold that she is indeed being safe about the temperatures... Here are some links worth checking out if this episode got you wanting to learn more!
    Yes, kids can play outside when it’s cold!
    https://rainorshinemamma.com/how-to-stay-warm-outside-in-winter/
     
    How to dress for cold weather
    https://rainorshinemamma.com/how-to-dress-for-cold-weather-video-gear-list/
     
    What you need to know about outdoor play in the winter
    https://rainorshinemamma.com/what-you-need-to-know-about-outdoor-play-in-the-winter/
     
    Find Linda on Instagram and Facebook as Rain or Shine Mamma!
    Check out Linda's website here: http://rainorshinemamma.com

    • 42 min
    Ep 35: Removing the Teacher Disguise and Implementing Play Slowly with Kisa Marx

    Ep 35: Removing the Teacher Disguise and Implementing Play Slowly with Kisa Marx

    Kisa Marx from @kidcrewadventures (on Instagram) joins Kristen to talk about how early chilhdood educators put on a teacher disguise, why we need to remove that disguise and how she implemented play into her program slowly!  
     

    • 36 min
    EP 34: 5 Fave Read-A-Louds with Mollie VonKampen

    EP 34: 5 Fave Read-A-Louds with Mollie VonKampen

    Mollie VonKampen joins Kristen to share five of her favorite read-a-louds in the early childhood classroom!  You can find more out about Mollie on her Instagram @read.by.the.window
    And, you will get a few bonus read-a-loud ideas (we just couldn't stop at 5!)
     
    Find more from Kristen here:
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/kristen.rb.peterson/
    Website - kristenrbpeterson.com
     

    • 27 min
    EP 33:(part 2) How To Be An LGBTQ+ Ally with Samuel Broaden and Willy Villalpando

    EP 33:(part 2) How To Be An LGBTQ+ Ally with Samuel Broaden and Willy Villalpando

    Join Kristen, Samuel Broaden and Willy Villalpando for part two!  We chat about how to be an ally to the LGBTQ+ community inside and outside of the classroom!
    You can find more Samuel here:
    https://www.honoringchildhood.org
    Instagram
    Venmo: @honoringchildhood
     
    You can find more Willy Here:
    https://mrwillyprek.com
    Instagram
    Venmo: @wvill002
     

    • 52 min
    EP 32: (Part 1) An LGBTQ+ Primer with Samuel Broaden and Willy Villalpando

    EP 32: (Part 1) An LGBTQ+ Primer with Samuel Broaden and Willy Villalpando

    Join Kristen, Samuel Broaden and Willy Villalpando as we give a primer on terminology associated with gender and sexuality and the LGBTQ+ community.  
    This is part one of two!
    You can find more Samuel here:
    https://www.honoringchildhood.org
    Instagram
    Venmo: @honoringchildhood
     
    You can find more Willy Here:
    https://mrwillyprek.com
    Instagram
    Venmo: @wvill002
     
     

    • 55 min
    EP 31: Play For EVERYONE with Kayla from Little Lilac Preschool

    EP 31: Play For EVERYONE with Kayla from Little Lilac Preschool

    Kayla Souza, M.Ed. joins Kristen for a conversation about the benefits of play for all types of learners.  Noting that we are both still learning and not experts on the topics of play for nuerodivergent learners and children with learning disabilities, we talk candidly about Kayla's own experiences with play based learning and her daughter.  
    You can find Kayla's website here: https://www.littlelilacpreschool.com and you can find her IG here: https://www.instagram.com/littlelilacpreschool/
    Connect with Kristen here:
    Website: https://www.kristenrbpeterson.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kristen.rb.peterson/

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
134 Ratings

134 Ratings

starblue92 ,

Amazing to learn

It has been a great journey learning about play based learning. Meeting you in person showed me a lot. And listening to your pod casts have been wonderful

chargar35 ,

Energetic and insightful

I’ve only just started listening to podcasts and trialed so many different podcasts. THIS is the one I have connected to the most and the one I look forward to listening to frequently. The energy is great. The topics covered are great. It just provides me with so many positive ways to improve myself as a parent, role model and as a teacher. It just challenges me to be a better person for my kids. :)

EmmaJN12 ,

Love this podcast!

I have learned so much from Kristen & have listened to all her episodes multiple times. I gain something new each time. I love that her podcasts are not too lengthy in time and I can listen to them while I’m on the go! Thank you for helping me start my journey to becoming more student led learning and developmentally appropriate practices in my PreK classroom :)

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