🌻Hi, I’m Rebecca, the editor and founder of Wild & Free Childhood!🌿
When I wrote my graduate thesis on the disconnect between nature and childhood in 2017, I had no idea the community of people already hard at work to get kids back outside and restore that connection. After graduating the University of Cambridge, I continued to research and slowly found my tribe – the “wild + free” and “run wild” types who encourage their kids to get outside and play, knowing full well it’s the most important classroom they’ll ever be in. Two years and two kids later, I’ve started blogging about nature, play, childhood, and how we as parents and educators “create possibilities—to be careful matchmakers between our children and the Earth” (as Stephen Trimble writes in The Geography of Childhood).
My goal is to ignite a love of learning in upcoming generations through reading, nature, and play, and empower parents in their quest to provide their kids with the best start for their academic journey.
I currently live and work in Ohio with my husband, our two sons, and our border collie named Ranger.
🌎 Nature and Child-Led learning 🌱
🌈 Learning through play advocate🎉
👩🏫 Education researcher and blogger👩💻
🌳 Montessori + Charlotte Mason inspired🐞 wildandfreechildhood.com/blog
“As parents, our job is to pay attention, to create possibilities—to be careful matchmakers between our children and the Earth”― Stephen Trimble, The Geography of Childhood