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 »
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 »