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 »

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

Science–Dragonflies ~ Ciencia–libélulas

Science–Dragonflies ~ Ciencia–libélulas

Wonder Works Wonders! ¡El asombro hace maravillas! Learning through Art and Reading ~ Aprendizaje a través de arte y lectura   By Connie Goldin, LMFT   Mom to Madre is learning about dragonflies! These amazing insects can fly backwards and eat while they are flying. Dragonflies are our example of “metamorphosis” for families at the … Continue reading »

Valentine’s Day ~  Día de San Valentín

Valentine’s Day ~ Día de San Valentín

Cards and Books ~ Tarjetas y libros Hearts, Flowers and Fingerprints ~ Corazones, flores y huellas digitales   By Connie Goldin, LMFT   Get ready for Valentine’s Day by reading darling books and making “semi-homemade” hearts with your kids. Each book inspired the designs of the cards. Buy card stock stencils that you can trace … Continue reading »

Eureka! ~ ¡Eureka!

Eureka! ~ ¡Eureka!

Our State Symbols~ Los símbolos de nuestro estado   Our State Icons ~ Los iconos de nuestro estado California Our State ~ Nuestro estado   By Connie Goldin California is a wonderful state. Our state motto, “Eureka” is Greek for “I have found it,”  in reference to finding gold in California. However, I imagine the … Continue reading »

Literacy Activities ~ Actividades de Alfabetización

Literacy Activities ~ Actividades de Alfabetización

Literacy Activities ~ Actividades de Alfabetización By/Por Connie Goldin, MA, MFT Talk, Read, Sing, Write, Play Hablen, Lean, Canten, Escriban, Jueguen Literacy begins at home… and in the neighborhood. Here are some ideas for creating “Literacy Boxes.” Fill boxes with supplies that reinforce literacy skills–learning letters and numbers, writing, recognizing print, counting, identifying shapes, and … Continue reading »

Literacy ~ Alfabetización

Literacy ~ Alfabetización

Literacy At Home   ~  Alfabetización en casa By/Por Connie Goldin, MA, MFT Talk, Read, Sing, Write, Play Hablen, Lean, Canten, Escriban, Jueguen   Enjoy Bilingual Books and Music for Children ~ Disfruten Libros y Canciones Infantiles Bilingües   There are so many wonderful books and music CDs for children. It’s a double treat to find bilingual books … Continue reading »