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 »
Valentine’s Day Party

Valentine’s Day Party

Make February 14th a Color-filled Celebration!   Books, Art, and Family Time     Enjoy Darling Books with Your Kids Love Me Tender Lyrics by Elvis Presley, Illustrations by Stephanie Graegin, is a love-fest between babies and parents. It’s perfect for young children, but everyone else will love it too. It’s interesting to see the … 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 »
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 »
Book Drive 2017

Book Drive 2017

Got Kids’ Books? Donate Books Locally in San Diego. Kids who have books at home do well in school! This past spring I was speaking to parents at a Child Development Center on “Kindergarten Readiness.”  As I was setting up, a young mom came into the room and we began to talk. She was looking … Continue reading »
Trees ~ Los árboles

Trees ~ Los árboles

Art, Geometry and Botany ~ Arte, geometría y botánica   A Shape Forest ~ Un bosque de formas By Connie Goldin, LMFT I just hit a sale at Jo Ann Fabric Store and purchased three different-sized card stock booklets. I was searching for an easy way to make shapes that young children could cut and paste … Continue reading »
Spring Tulips ~ Tulipanes de la primavera

Spring Tulips ~ Tulipanes de la primavera

  Art and Botany ~ Arte y botánica     Flowers from Bulbs ~ Flores de los bulbos By Connie Goldin, LMFT Tulips are a glorious sign of spring. I remember my mother cooling bulbs in our refrigerator when I was a child. Tulip bulbs need a frost and a winter. In Southern California, the … Continue reading »
Flowers and Books ~ Libros y flores

Flowers and Books ~ Libros y flores

Art and Botany ~ Arte y botánica     Bouquet of Paper Flowers ~ Ramo de flores de papel  By Connie Goldin, LMFT     A Photo Essay ~ Un ensayo fotográfico   Read and Learn ~ Lean y aprendan Lola Plants a Garden Las semillas mágicas
Painting Camellias ~ Pintando Camelias

Painting Camellias ~ Pintando Camelias

  Art and Botany ~ Arte y botánica     Pastel Prints ~ Las impresiones en colores pastel By Connie Goldin, LMFT     Instructions Pick or buy a camellia. Cut the stem close to the blossom. Get washable kids’ paint and brushes. Paint on colors on the flower. Use the painted flower as a … Continue reading »