Society Evolves. Montessori Education Must, Too. — Aubrey Hargis - Child of the Redwoods
Maria Montessori is one of history's greatest educational thinkers. Among her many significant observations is to - in all regards - follow the child . This doesn't mean just doing whatever the child...
Amazing Ways Routine Can Help Children of Divorce — Aubrey Hargis - Child of the Redwoods
Being in this situation takes a lot of bravery -- not just the weight of responsibility on your shoulders as a single mom but also to let go of what you cannot control on the other end. Please be kind to yourself.
Montessori Homeschool by Design: Early Childhood
Montessori Homeschooling for the Preschool and Kindergarten years
Making Space for You — Aubrey Hargis - Child of the Redwoods
When we take children seriously and treat them with respect, it becomes obvious that we owe them much more than just providing for their basic needs and teaching effective lessons. We owe them the gift of viewing, occasionally, our best selves. But are we even seeing ourselves at our best?
Lauren's Montessori Classroom: Science and Geography - Trillium Montessori
Thank you to Lauren Franchek for sharing her beautiful classroom with us! You can find links to explore the other areas of her classroom at the bottom of this page. This is the gorgeous special interest table aka “The Museum”. We rotate the objects to showcase various leaves, plants, animals, remains, etc. that the children find […]
Help, My Kid Is a Whiner! — Child of the Redwoods | Aubrey Hargis
When children whine, it can make any reasonable parent feel irritated. I'll do a deep dive into what NOT to do and then give you several Montessori-based strategies that are both gentle and effective.
What You Need to Know About Montessori Albums — Aubrey Hargis - Child of the Redwoods
When you find out that Montessori exists and how amazing it is for children, you want it, and you want it now! I completely understand. Even growing up Montessori with all of my mother's knowledge...
Adjusting to a New Baby - Tips for Toddlers, Preschool, and Elementary
Tips to help your toddler, preschooler, and elementary children adjust to a new baby at home
Montessori vs. Traditional? Let's Ditch This — Child of the Redwoods | Aubrey Hargis
There are some cool little graphics I've seen floating around the web comparing traditional education to Montessori education. They're not new. I've seen these charts inside teacher manuals and passed out...
Montessori Homeschool Curriculum
Welcome! Learn about preschool & kindergarten homeschool curriculum in this post.
Learning About Bees - Trillium Montessori
Hands on activities for learning about bees in the preschool and Montessori classroom. When you’re working with preschoolers and young children, keep in mind that they need to have exposure to the real thing before working with abstract representations of it. This is particularly true for nature. Spend lots of time in nature. Get dirty, see […]
The Best 24 Ways to Say I Love You To Your Child — Aubrey Hargis - Child of the Redwoods
There are so many wonderful ways to say I Love You to your child. Here are 24 of the best for your positive parenting toolkit.
What is a Sensitive Period? 15+ Articles on Montessori Sensitive Periods
A look at the Montessori sensitive periods plus further reading for understanding how they influence a child's developmental needs
Human Development is Messy. Montessori's Four Planes Helps. — Child of the Redwoods | Aubrey Hargis
Kittens are only kittens for a short time. Little nothings with sharp claws and silky fur. While growing up, I raised a lot of litters of kittens. Within just six months they have changed into long, sleek almost-adults...