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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 Preschool Projects, Preschool Curriculum, Preschool Science, Preschool Lessons, Preschool Learning, Preschool Ideas, Teaching Kids, Kids Crafts, Homeschooling

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 […]

You can bond with your child--and it doesn't have to cost ANYTHING! Little moments of connection build the foundation for a solid, trusting parent-child relationship.

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.

A look at the Montessori sensitive periods plus further reading for understanding how they influence a child's developmental needs Montessori Homeschool, Montessori Toddler, Preschool Curriculum, Montessori Activities, Toddler Preschool, Homeschooling, Family Child Care, Activities For 2 Year Olds, How To Teach Kids

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. - Human Development is Messy. Montessori’s Four Planes Helps. — Child Development Institute of th - Child Development Chart, Child Development Activities, Development Quotes, Toddler Development, Human Development, Montessori Quotes, Montessori Homeschool, Maria Montessori, Montessori Theory

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...

There are so many thing you can say instead of GOOD JOB! Here are 21 recommendations for ways to acknowledge effort while supporting intrinsic motivation. The Montessori approach to praise! Improve Communication, Effective Communication, Parenting Toddlers, Parenting Hacks, Intrinsic Motivation, I Appreciate You, Gentle Parenting, Early Childhood Education, Good Job

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 and materials Montessori Classroom Layout, Montessori Trays, Montessori Kindergarten, Montessori Homeschool, Montessori Elementary, Montessori Toddler, Montessori Materials, Montessori Activities, Preschool Math

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.

Maybe you've heard the word Montessori, or you know about the schools and the method of education--but what do you know about Maria herself? We're talking about the amazing scientist who developed the scientific pedagogy we call The Montessori Method. Gentle Parenting, Parenting Hacks, Maria Montessori, Exercise For Kids, Child Development, I Smile, Bedtime, Schools, Homeschool

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...

In this Montessori parenting podcast, we discuss big feelings and how to respond to them while still effectively setting limits in your home. Montessori Toddler, Montessori Toys, Toddler Preschool, Teaching Courses, Parenting Articles, Montessori Materials, Feelings And Emotions, Kids Learning, Homeschool

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.

Montessori doesn't have to happen inside a neutral colored, wooden shelved classroom. It can happen ANYWHERE--even (and especially!) outside! We're sharing some favorite ways to use things from the backyard (or the local park!) as Montessori materials.

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!

Some Montessori basics so you know right where to begin! There are so many ways you can support your child's development at home! Potty Training, Cloth Diapers, Child Development, Your Child, Instagram Feed, Montessori, Parenting, Nursery, Children

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...

Montessori parenting tips for helping babies and toddlers share their toys. 3 tips for keeping babies from playing with big sibling toys. Gus Love, Parenting Hacks, Parenting Articles, Feeling Discouraged, Multiplication For Kids, Oldest Child, Ask For Help, Life Savers, Toddler Toys

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.

Know what to look for when you're touring schools, when to worry, and what to be excited about! Montessori Homeschool, Montessori Classroom, Montessori Materials, That Look, Children, Young Children, Kids, Children's Comics, Sons

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 ten activities to help kids learn about the eye. These activities are Montessori inspired and your child will adore these activities. Science Experiments For Preschoolers, Preschool Science Activities, Primary Science, Science Projects For Kids, Preschool At Home, Montessori Activities, Lessons For Kids, Science Ideas, Educational Activities

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.