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...
Break the "Good Job" Habit with These 21 Alternatives — Aubrey Hargis - Child of the Redwoods
Excess praise can be damaging to our children's intrinsic motivation (working just for the pure pleasure of it - not to please anyone else), but what should we do instead? Constant "good jobbing" is a habit, and habits can be hard to break. But it can be done!
A Tour of Jennifer's Montessori Language Shelves
Jennifer allows us to take a peek at the materials on her Montessori Language shelves in her home-based Montessori preschool.
1913: The Year of Maria Montessori's Fatal Mistake — Child of the Redwoods | Aubrey Hargis
When I look at this photo of Maria in 1913, I smile at her old fashioned lacily modest neckline, her coiffed hair, the folds of dark fabric which enveloped her frame. I wonder if she was overweight by early...
Shelf Help Ep. 23 - Handling BIG Emotions
In this Montessori parenting podcast, we discuss big feelings and how to respond to them while still effectively setting limits in your home.
4 Montessori Lessons You Can Easily Replicate Outside! — Child of the Redwoods | Aubrey Hargis
You don’t have to have a classroom, a playroom, OR Montessori materials from a specialized vendor to share Montessori with your child. You can start it right in your own backyard!
Five Tips for the Montessori Beginner — Aubrey Hargis - Child of the Redwoods
So you want to do Montessori in the home but aren't sure where to start. Maybe you follow those Instagram feeds filled with achingly beautiful photos of some fantastical Montessori home and think...
When the Baby wants Everything their Big Sibling Has
Montessori parenting tips for helping babies and toddlers share their toys. 3 tips for keeping babies from playing with big sibling toys.
Montessori Reading with the Pink, Blue, and Green Series
a practical, hands-on approach to teaching reading the Montessori way
What To Look For In a Montessori School — Child of the Redwoods | Aubrey Hargis
Every time a parent asks me “how will I know if it’s a good Montessori school?” I rejoice. I know that these are parents who understand that Montessori is not a trademarked name, and that anyone can...
Learn about the Eye
Learn ten activities to help kids learn about the eye. These activities are Montessori inspired and your child will adore these activities.
Take the Montessori Challenge — Aubrey Hargis - Child of the Redwoods
Maria's work continues today. It is estimated that there are about 4,500 Montessori schools in the United States and about 20,000 worldwide. It is impossible to evaluate the extent of her influence…
A Few Art Materials at 3-Years-Old
Montessori toddler art supplies at 3-years-old. Here's a look at a few choices and how to set them up for Montessori inspired play and art projects.
What to Look For in a Montessori Teacher Education Program — Child of the Redwoods | Aubrey Hargis
Almost as often as parents as about how to find a good Montessori school, potential teachers ask about how to find a good training center. Believe it or not, this is a more complicated question to answer...
Australia: Music Playlist - Trillium Montessori
Here are some of the songs we’ve been enjoying during our study of Australia. Our favorites** are starred. These are the ones we’ve listened to almost every day for the past month! The People and Languages of Australasia Waltzing Matilda Give Me a Home Among The Gum Trees ** The Animals of Australia The Kangaroo Song […]