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 »
Sunflower Art ~  Arte del girasol

Sunflower Art ~ Arte del girasol

Art and Botany ~ Arte y botánica   Painted Sunflowers ~ Girasoles pintados By Connie Goldin, LMFT Instructions Buy a pretty sunflower. Cut the stem close to the blossom. Get washable kids’ paint. Smear colors on the flower. Use the painted flower as a stamp. Press the flower onto paper. Voila! Instrucciones Compra un bonito … Continue reading »
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 »
Old Testament Stories

Old Testament Stories

Charming Bible Stories for Children   Enjoy Classic Bible Stories with Your Kids! By Connie Goldin This series of Bible stories for children ages 5 to 9, My First Bible Stories, is beautifully illustrated and engagingly told. They are excellent for enrichment, for developing cultural literacy, and the classic stories are non-denominational. The books are … Continue reading »
Pantone Colors and Words

Pantone Colors and Words

New Colors, New Words! Pantone Board Books and Stickers for Kids   “School Bus Yellow, Macaroni and Cheese Orange, Pepperoni Red, Worm Pink!” Don’t know about Pantone and it’s fabulous color charts? Start with these books and learn more colors while you expand your young child’s vocabulary! Pantone is a company, formed in 1962, that … Continue reading »
Books on Food and Family ~ Libros en Comida y familia

Books on Food and Family ~ Libros en Comida y familia

Fun Food Books Libros divertidos de comida By Connie Goldin, LMFT Teach children manners, names of fruits and vegetables, where foods come from, and silly stories about food through reading wonderful children’s books with them. Enseñales a tus niños modales, nombres de frutas y verduras, de dónde vienen los alimentos, e historias divertidas sobre la … 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 »
Feeling Fall-ish!

Feeling Fall-ish!

Beautiful Picture Books In the Colors of Fall By Connie Goldin, LMFT In San Diego, summer runs into Halloween. Thanksgiving can be a gorgeous 80 degree day, and Christmas is a thrill when the day stays in the low 60s. So, when I saw the charming children’s book, Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn last week on … Continue reading »
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 »