Our Favorite Book For Language Development
A look at our absolute favorite book - a treasured book for reading and for working on language development
Telling Time for Toddlers--When is it Important?
24 hours in a day. 7 days in a week. 52 weeks in a year. 18 years in a "childhood". Add another 6 to 10 to become a fully formed adult being. As adults, we are comforted by these facts, beholden to them, and bound by them.
Free Printable Physical Features of Antarctica - Trillium Montessori
It is the gift-giving season in many parts of the world and I have a ton of gifts to share with my amazing blog subscribers! I will be uploading one new free printable every day until Christmas. Today’s Freebie Physical Features of Antarctica We had a ton of fun learning about Antarctica last year. Antarctica Overview […]
How Little Wormies Reminded Me to Let the Child Lead the Learning — Aubrey Hargis - Child of the Red
The muggy summer left us crisp mornings and pleasant dappled afternoons. The leaves are gently filling our yard, and I am inspired to do apple-fall-pumpkin-Halloween art with tempera, watercolors, glue...
Learning to Read: The Three Period Lesson — Aubrey Hargis - Child of the Redwoods
The three period lesson is a staple of Montessori education. It can be used to teach the name of anything, including the sounds of the letters of the alphabet, setting the stage for reading. It is...
Our Montessori Home; Discovering the Joy of Montessori for life.
The Journey to Adulthood: Ages 18 - 24 — Child of the Redwoods | Aubrey Hargis
The first three planes of development (0 - 6, 6 - 12, 12 - 18) address age ranges that, by most contemporary definitions, fit neatly within our concept of "childhood." But what about someone in...
Introducing a Montessori Work Mat at Home
Introducing a Montessori work mat or rug with a toddler at home
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.