Noah’s Ark for Everyone

Noah’s Ark for Everyone

Noah’s Ark A Building Block of Cultural Literacy By Connie Goldin, LMFT The story of “Noah’s Ark” from the Book of Genesis in the Bible has been told over thousands of years. It comes from oral tradition of a story told throughout the generations by the ancient people in the region of Mesopotamia. Years ago, … Continue reading »
Transition to Kindergarten ~ Al Kinder

Transition to Kindergarten ~ Al Kinder

Transition to Kindergarten Transición al Kinder   By Connie Goldin, LMFT Welcome to Mom to Madre’s material on helping children make a smooth transition from preschool to kindergarten. It is our pleasure to be able to speak to parents in San Diego County preschools. Thanks to Kindergarten Teacher Donna Reed-Grout, MA, a Mom to Madre … Continue reading »
Family Art ~ Arte de las familias

Family Art ~ Arte de las familias

  Spring Family Literacy Parties ~ Las fiestas de la primavera para familias By Connie Goldin, LMFT   Thanks to the families who participate in our Family Literacy Parties. Our participants vary in age from babies to grandparents. We always bring three things to our Family Literacy Parties – books, an art project and a … Continue reading »
A is for Awesome

A is for Awesome

Alphabet Books for Everyone! Happy Newsflash! All of these books have been donated to families since this was published.   These books were donated to Mom to Madre as part of a large and generous gift.    A Beautiful Book On Play A Child’s Day–an alphabet of play by Ida Pearle is a collection of design and illustrations … Continue reading »
Children’s Classics

Children’s Classics

  Timeless Children’s Stories By Connie Goldin, LMFT   Happy Newsflash! All of these books have been donated to an elementary school for students since this was published. A friend of Mom to Madre found current editions of these beautiful classic books, in brand new condition, and donated them to us. We are so happy … Continue reading »
Easy Eggs ~ Huevos fáciles

Easy Eggs ~ Huevos fáciles

  Paper Easter Eggs ~ Huevos de la Pascua del papel By Connie Goldin, LMFT   These eggs couldn’t be easier. Buy a packet of egg templates and some 3M Decorative Masking Tape. Make stripes on the eggs with the tape, then cut off the excess. You can use children’s scissors to trim off the excess … Continue reading »
Amish-Style Painted Eggs

Amish-Style Painted Eggs

  Folk Art Easter Eggs By Connie Goldin, LMFT This adventure in egg dyeing corresponds to the Mom to Madre post, “Roosters, Eggs, and Art.” My first introduction to Pennsylvania Dutch Easter Egg Hunts comes from the charming book, The Egg Tree by Katherine Milhous, 1950. While researching Amish-style Easter Eggs I decided to try … Continue reading »
Roosters, Eggs, and Art

Roosters, Eggs, and Art

A Charming Book from 1950 and Folk Art By Connie Goldin, LMFT   What does a children’s book written long ago have to do with my friend Maureen’s rooster and chicken paintings? The answer is “folk art.” Both The Egg Tree and Maureen’s colorful paintings below feature roosters (and one hen named “Henrietta”) created in … Continue reading »
Plastic Eggs ~ Huevos de plástico

Plastic Eggs ~ Huevos de plástico

  Painting Eggs and More ~ Pintura de los huevos y más By Connie Goldin, LMFT Gather up your plastic eggs from years past. Separate the two parts of the egg. Use your fingers to give the eggs three coats of washable tempera paint. Wait for each coat to dry. Paint with egg halves (different … Continue reading »
Eggs ~ Huevos

Eggs ~ Huevos

  Decorating Eggs ~ Adornar de los huevos By Connie Goldin, LMFT       Easter is about a month away. Now is a great time to get a head start in the egg decorating department. The eggs below are both synthetic “craft eggs” and wooden. They’ll last for years. No worries about food safety … 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 »