Within every child, there is a hidden potential waiting to be revealed. We intuitively know this as parents, and yet our hearts ache because raising these precious creatures is so hard.
Enter: Montessori. By observing and focusing on our child's secret developmental nature and using a gentle, compassionate discipline approach, we can make both of our lives a whole lot easier!
Join Aubrey, a Montessorian and mom of two, in a discussion about parenting, homeschooling, and the magic of childhood.
M is for Montessori
Today, I’m sharing an acrostic poem with you all about Montessori. An acrostic poem is a classic poetry style which you MAY remember from your own elementary days! To make an acrostic poem, you take a word, and then assign a word to each of its letters. Let's have some Montessori fun!
Show notes at ChildoftheRedwoods.com
The Greatest Montessori Lessons in the World
Where did we come from? What's the universe made of? Why does the capital letter A look like a triangle? Who invented numbers?
The Montessori elementary curriculum is absolutely incredible. Once you hear about these great lessons, I bet you'll want to know more.
A Funky Word, Explained: Normalization
This Montessori term trips up even the most experienced guide because there is SO MUCH to unpack. What does normalization feel like in the Montessori classroom? Why did Maria keep pressing us on the importance of this normalization thing? And ugh - the word itself is so weird. How does one make a child NORMAL ANYWAY?
Sit down. It's time for us to have a chat.
Show notes at ChildoftheRedwoods.çom
Transitioning Into the Second Plane (Elementary)
If Montessori is not brand new to you, you might be wondering: could my child be entering the second plane a little early and be ready for the elementary curriculum?
In this episode, we dive into some key characteristics of that second plane child. Once you know the signs, this transition is unmistakable!
Is it Montessori or Just A Bunch of Monte-nonsense?
Is it Montessori? Or is it a lot of Monte-nonsense?! After studying the Montessori materials, both originally-created AND traditional, for decades, I'm giving you my top tips for identifying the products that are not true to the Montessori method.
From concrete materials to printables, get ready for some red flags! Show notes at ChildoftheRedwoods.com
How Talking Animals in Stories Benefit Us and Our Children
Waiting until the second plane to introduce talking animals and other aspects of anthropomorphism is 𝘵𝘰𝘰 𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘦. In this episode, I am making the case that excluding our youngest children from our deepest, most meaningful traditions is at best privileged and at worst - fails to provide a rich part of the environment that stokes fire in every human soul and leaves long-lasting emotional impressions that are needed later on in adult life.
Find the show notes at ChildoftheRedwoods.com