No-Mess Butterflies ~ Mariposas sin lío

No-Mess Butterflies ~ Mariposas sin lío

Easy Butterfly Art ~ El arte fácil de la mariposa   By Connie Goldin, LMFT   Here is an easy, no-mess butterfly paint craft from KidsActivitiesBlog.com that is beautiful and interesting for young children. Simply pour small amounts of three or four colors of children’s poster or tempera paint into a sealable plastic sandwich bag. … 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 »

Family Art ~ Arte de las familias

Family Art ~ Arte de las familias

  Spring Family Literacy Parties ~ Las fiestas de la primavera para familias By Connie Goldin, LMFT   Thanks to the families who participate in our Family Literacy Parties. Our participants vary in age from babies to grandparents. We always bring three things to our Family Literacy Parties – books, an art project and a … Continue reading »

A is for Awesome

A is for Awesome

Alphabet Books for Everyone! Happy Newsflash! All of these books have been donated to families since this was published.   These books were donated to Mom to Madre as part of a large and generous gift.    A Beautiful Book On Play A Child’s Day–an alphabet of play by Ida Pearle is a collection of design and illustrations … Continue reading »

Easy Eggs ~ Huevos fáciles

Easy Eggs ~ Huevos fáciles

  Paper Easter Eggs ~ Huevos de la Pascua del papel By Connie Goldin, LMFT   These eggs couldn’t be easier. Buy a packet of egg templates and some 3M Decorative Masking Tape. Make stripes on the eggs with the tape, then cut off the excess. You can use children’s scissors to trim off the excess … Continue reading »

Amish-Style Painted Eggs

Amish-Style Painted Eggs

  Folk Art Easter Eggs By Connie Goldin, LMFT This adventure in egg dyeing corresponds to the Mom to Madre post, “Roosters, Eggs, and Art.” My first introduction to Pennsylvania Dutch Easter Egg Hunts comes from the charming book, The Egg Tree by Katherine Milhous, 1950. While researching Amish-style Easter Eggs I decided to try … Continue reading »

Roosters, Eggs, and Art

Roosters, Eggs, and Art

A Charming Book from 1950 and Folk Art By Connie Goldin, LMFT   What does a children’s book written long ago have to do with my friend Maureen’s rooster and chicken paintings? The answer is “folk art.” Both The Egg Tree and Maureen’s colorful paintings below feature roosters (and one hen named “Henrietta”) created in … Continue reading »

Plastic Eggs ~ Huevos de plástico

Plastic Eggs ~ Huevos de plástico

  Painting Eggs and More ~ Pintura de los huevos y más By Connie Goldin, LMFT Gather up your plastic eggs from years past. Separate the two parts of the egg. Use your fingers to give the eggs three coats of washable tempera paint. Wait for each coat to dry. Paint with egg halves (different … Continue reading »

Science–Hatched or Born? ~ Ciencia–¿Salido del cascarón o nacido?

Science–Hatched or Born? ~ Ciencia–¿Salido del cascarón o nacido?

Wonder Works Wonders! ¡El asombro hace maravillas! Learning About Insects, Birds and Animals ~ Aprendizaje acerca de insectos, pájaros y animales   By Connie Goldin, LMFT   “What is born and what is hatched?” This is a very important question. Most insects, fish, birds and reptiles are hatched from eggs. Most mammals are born. That sounds simple … Continue reading »

Science –Hibernation ~ Ciencia–Hibernación

Science –Hibernation ~ Ciencia–Hibernación

Wonder Works Wonders! ¡El asombro hace maravillas! Learning About Hibernation ~ Aprendizaje acerca de hibernación   By Connie Goldin, LMFT   What is “hibernation?” Who hibernates in your neighborhood and county? Hibernation refers to a long sleep that many animals have in cold or super hot times that enables them to survive without food and water. Bears … Continue reading »