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 »

“S” Sea Words

“S” Sea Words

Fun Ocean-Theme Word Building By Connie Goldin, LMFT While you are at the beach or shore this summer, introduce some new vocabulary words to your kids about the things they might be seeing. Here is a list of “S” word about things related to the sea. The littlest ones can start out with the basics–sun, … 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 »

Nest, by Jorey Hurley

Nest, by Jorey Hurley

Nest A Charming Story about Family Love   By Connie Goldin, MA, MFT   When I saw the cover of Nest by Jorey Hurley, I bought it right then without opening it. The simple painting of the robin building her nest on the cover was all I needed to see to know I’d love the … Continue reading »

San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center

San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center

San Elijo Lagoon for Kids Nature Center, Story Time, Nature’s “Hide & Seek” Trails, and More! By Connie Goldin, MA, MFT I have lived in San Diego County for fifty-three years. I am always amazed when I learn about, or visit, a new beautiful area that is brand new to me. Having driven past the … Continue reading »