Circles, Rings, Concentric Things!

Circles, Rings, Concentric Things!

It all Starts with a Great Book Exploring ART PLAY by Marion Deuchars My husband gave me this lovely book for Valentine’s Day and I just got around to really looking at it. It’s fantastic! It’s full of easy ideas for all ages of people, not just kids, and really can be used by anyone, … Continue reading »

Hearts and Flowers Sponge Art

Hearts and Flowers Sponge Art

Use Cut Sponges as Stamps in Print Making   Have fun with your children making beautiful Valentine’s Day art for family and friends. Use new slightly moistened sponges (for protection from bacteria with used sponges), and draw an outline of a heart or flower onto sponge with a watercolor pastel or a Sharpie. Adult cuts … Continue reading »

Painting Trees ~ Pintando árboles

Painting Trees ~ Pintando árboles

Fall Trees ~  Árboles del otoño Paint with Aluminum Foil ~ Pintar con papel de aluminio By Connie Goldin, LMFT Use scrunched foil balls to paint treetops. ~ Utilice las bolas de papel de aluminio arrugado para pintar copas de los árboles.     Materials ~ Materiales I used fingers to paint the tree trunk, … Continue reading »

La noche y la oscuridad

La noche y la oscuridad

  Night and Colors ~ Noche y colores     Noctural Flowers from Sponge Stamps ~ Flores nocturnas  por estampillas de esponja By Connie Goldin, LMFT   La noche    “Cada tarde, Gabin acude a su cita con la noche…” Escrito por Ingrid Seithumer con illustraciones por Parastou Haghi, este hermoso libro sobre la fascinación de un … Continue reading »

New Books and Fun Art

New Books and Fun Art

New Picture Books Plus–Easy Art Projects for Kids By Connie Goldin, LMFT   Here are two beautiful and different books that were published this year, 2017.   In the Middle of Fall   In the Middle of Fall by Kevin Henkes (Author), Laura Dronzek (Illustrator) was published in September, just in time for fall–at least … Continue reading »

Fall Art ~ Arte del otoño

Fall Art ~ Arte del otoño

Building Preschool Skills through Art Construyendo habilidades preescolares a través del arte By Connie Goldin, LMFT Yesterday, I had the pleasure of bringing art supplies for several projects to twenty Head Start families. There were moms and dads, grandmas, babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and older siblings. There were even a few cousins, in tow! We had children … Continue reading »

Pink Lemonade ~ Limonada rosa

Pink Lemonade ~ Limonada rosa

  Reading, Art and Botany ~ Lectura, arte y botánica   Pink Lemons with Stripes ~ Limones rosados con rayas Have you ever seen or tasted a pink-striped lemon? I was given three of them recently and I am in love! The lemons have a beautiful fragrance and are slightly sweet. They taste delicious and … Continue reading »

The Creation Story for Kids

The Creation Story for Kids

Learning “The Creation Story” through Art and Literature God said, “Let there be light!” (Genesis 1:3) Read children’s stories about “The Creation” for a sense of wonder, enrichment, and literacy. He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands  (Beautifully Illustrated by Artist, Kadir Nelson) All Things Bright and Beautiful  (A Popular English Hymn) Creation   (Charming … Continue reading »

Fall Produce ~ Los productos de otoño

Fall Produce ~ Los productos de otoño

Beautiful Fruits and Vegetables Hermosas frutas y verduras By Connie Goldin, LMFT It’s late summer, soon to be fall, and San Diego markets are full of wonderful local produce. We now have seasonal foods such as pomegranates, pears and apples, avocados, peppers and chilies, oranges, grapes and potatoes. If it has a seed, it is … Continue reading »