Spring Art ~ Arte de primavera

Spring Art ~ Arte de primavera

Art and Botany ~ Arte y botánica   Beautiful Blossoms ~ Flores fabulosas By Connie Goldin, LMFT   This spring, we are bringing flowers to families. Our art projects are all about flowers–paper flowers, painting with real flowers, and creating blossoms from whatever we can think of. We think the kids and families will have … Continue reading »
Rainbows ~ Los Arco Iris

Rainbows ~ Los Arco Iris

Rainbows in March Los arco irises en marzo   Find Rainbows at Home ~ Encuentren arco iris en casa   Paint A Rice Rainbow ~ Pinten un arco iris con arroz from The Imagination Tree   I’ve wanted to paint rice for children to play with as a sensory experience for ages. However, the idea of … Continue reading »
Fall Butterflies

Fall Butterflies

Make Paper Butterflies with Kids In the Colors of Fall By Connie Goldin, LMFT   Make these lovely butterflies from large-size coffee filters, wooden clothes pins, using different sorts of markers, watercolors, and tempera paint sticks. Here in San Diego, we still have butterflies flitting about. I have Monarch and yellow Sulphur butterflies in my … Continue reading »
Colorful Creatures

Colorful Creatures

Colorful Creatures A Spectacular Book on Color and Animals By Connie Goldin, LMFT Colorful Creatures by Anita Ganeri, is one of the most beautiful books on animal life that I have ever seen. It is nonfiction, since it is photos of creatures–birds, sea life, mammals, reptiles, and insects–that is organized by color. Each centerfold displays … Continue reading »
Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

We Welcome New Mom to Madre Volunteers! Share Your Talents With Others Hello and thanks for visiting our “Volunteer Opportunities” page. We are all volunteers at Mom to Madre. No one receives a salary for all the good work we have done since October, 2009 for families in San Diego County. Mom to Madre has … Continue reading »
No-Mess Butterflies ~ Mariposas sin lío

No-Mess Butterflies ~ Mariposas sin lío

Easy Butterfly Art ~ El arte fácil de la mariposa   By Connie Goldin, LMFT   Here is an easy, no-mess butterfly paint craft from KidsActivitiesBlog.com that is beautiful and interesting for young children. Simply pour small amounts of three or four colors of children’s poster or tempera paint into a sealable plastic sandwich bag. … Continue reading »
Books to Treasure

Books to Treasure

Exceptional Books for Kids A Gift for Families By Connie Goldin, LMFT Earlier this year, I got a phone call out of the blue from a neighbor I didn’t know asking me if Mom to Madre would like seven boxes of children’s books in “like new” condition. Of course I said, “yes!” and the books … Continue reading »
Science–Hatched or Born? ~ Ciencia–¿Salido del cascarón o nacido?

Science–Hatched or Born? ~ Ciencia–¿Salido del cascarón o nacido?

Wonder Works Wonders! ¡El asombro hace maravillas! Learning About Insects, Birds and Animals ~ Aprendizaje acerca de insectos, pájaros y animales   By Connie Goldin, LMFT   “What is born and what is hatched?” This is a very important question. Most insects, fish, birds and reptiles are hatched from eggs. Most mammals are born. That sounds simple … Continue reading »
Science –Hibernation ~ Ciencia–Hibernación

Science –Hibernation ~ Ciencia–Hibernación

Wonder Works Wonders! ¡El asombro hace maravillas! Learning About Hibernation ~ Aprendizaje acerca de hibernación   By Connie Goldin, LMFT   What is “hibernation?” Who hibernates in your neighborhood and county? Hibernation refers to a long sleep that many animals have in cold or super hot times that enables them to survive without food and water. Bears … Continue reading »
Science–Colors ~ Ciencia–Los colores

Science–Colors ~ Ciencia–Los colores

Wonder Works Wonders! ¡El asombro hace maravillas! Learning About Colors ~ Aprendizaje acerca de los colores   By Connie Goldin, LMFT   Rainbow Art for Kids ~ El arte del arco iris para niños Two things young children love to paint are rainbows and hearts. Learning the colors of the rainbow is an important part of early … Continue reading »
Science–Vegetables ~ Ciencia– Verduras

Science–Vegetables ~ Ciencia– Verduras

Wonder Works Wonders! ¡El asombro hace maravillas! Learning About Vegetables ~ Aprendizaje acerca de verduras   By Connie Goldin, LMFT Explore Through Sight and Taste ~ Explore través de la vista y el gusto There are many vegetables in markets, that we have never tried. Every vegetable has a name. Each time you go to the store, … Continue reading »
Science–Dragonflies ~ Ciencia–libélulas

Science–Dragonflies ~ Ciencia–libélulas

Wonder Works Wonders! ¡El asombro hace maravillas! Learning through Art and Reading ~ Aprendizaje a través de arte y lectura   By Connie Goldin, LMFT   Mom to Madre is learning about dragonflies! These amazing insects can fly backwards and eat while they are flying. Dragonflies are our example of “metamorphosis” for families at the … Continue reading »