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 »
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 »
Four Red Riding Hood Tales

Four Red Riding Hood Tales

Little Red Riding Hood Today The Wolf Tells His Version, Too! By Connie Goldin, LMFT Happy Newsflash! All of these books have been donated to families since this was published.   Whether you want a beautiful traditional edition of “Red Riding Hood” or are ready for a modern day, spunky “Roja Riding Hood” you will … Continue reading »
Golden Classics ~ Clásicos de Oro

Golden Classics ~ Clásicos de Oro

Literature for Children ~ Literatura para niños Three Favorite Genres ~ Tres géneros favoritos By Connie Goldin, LMFT The beautiful books below are examples of classic literature for children ages 3-12. They broaden our world in terms of vocabulary, cultural literacy, and universal themes about life and human nature. Read them out loud with your … 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 »