Bubbles ~ Burbujas

Bubbles ~ Burbujas

Enjoying Bubbles ~ Disfrutando burbujas Read and Learn ~ Leer y aprender  By Connie Goldin, LMFT Bubble Books ~ Libros con burbujas Fiction and Facts ~ Ficción y Hechos The Pout-Pout Fish  The Pout Fish is a cute story that utilizes a phrase about pouting and spreading gloom that a particular fish does until he finds the … Continue reading »

The Sun ~ El Sol

The Sun ~ El Sol

Enjoying the Sun ~ Disfrutar el sol Read ~ Lean By Connie Goldin, LMFT   It’s summertime and it’s getting warmer by the day. What a perfect season for learning about the sun. Here are three lovely books for children that talk about sunrise and sunset in a song, in a bilingual book, and in … Continue reading »

San Diego Summer Activities

San Diego Summer Activities

San Diego Free Summer Activities ~ Las actividades gratis de verano en San Diego Resources ~ Recursos Free Summer Movies in the Park ~ Películas gratis en el verano en los parques San Diego Library Summer Reading Programs for Kids ~ Programas de verano para niños de lectura en la biblioteca de San Diego Library … Continue reading »

Eggs ~ Huevos

Eggs ~ Huevos

  Decorating Eggs ~ Adornar de los huevos By Connie Goldin, LMFT     Easter is just a few days away. Now is a great time to get your egg decorating done. The eggs below are both synthetic “craft eggs” and wooden. They’ll last for years. No worries about food safety issues, if you are working … Continue reading »

Permanent Easter “Eggs”

Permanent Easter “Eggs”

Easter “Eggs” that Last Fill a basket with lovely painted rocks.   By Connie Goldin   Mom to Madre has always enjoyed painting rocks with children and families at our Family Literacy Parties. This spring, we are painting smooth clean river rocks to look like beautiful Easter eggs. Rocks are a great canvas because if … Continue reading »

Shamrocks, Potatoes and Rainbows ~ Tréboles, papas y los arco iris

Shamrocks, Potatoes and Rainbows ~ Tréboles, papas y los arco iris

Celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day with Kids Celebrando el Día de San Patricio con los Niños       Our Books ~ Nuestros libros     Our Green Art Supplies ~ Nuestras materiales para el arte verde   Marshmallow Shamrock Prints ~ Impresiones de tréboles con bombón   Source ~ Fuente The Pinterested Parent “St. Patrick’s … Continue reading »

Shapes, Shapes, Shapes!

Shapes, Shapes, Shapes!

  Art and Geometry Learning About Shapes through Neighborhood Walks, Books, and Art By Connie Goldin   Shapes, Shapes, Shapes is a classic children’s book by Tana Hoban, published in 1986. I thought it looked familiar to me and I realized that my children would have had this book. My mother-in-law, Grace Goldin, was an … Continue reading »

Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms

  Japanese Cherry Blossoms Use plastic soda bottles as flower stamps. By Connie Goldin This is a Post from Our Archives, 2013, that Is Worth Doing Again! This is a beautiful painting project. Volunteer, Maureen Blackhall, found this lovely painting activity on Pinterest by alphamom.com. Plastic bottles of various sizes and shapes are used to … Continue reading »

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 »