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 »

“Butterflies Are Free”

“Butterflies Are Free”

Inviting Monarch Butterflies Into Your Garden By Connie Goldin, LMFT     “Butterflies Are Free” was the title of a Goldie Hawn movie from the early 1970’s. It’s a lovely double entendre because butterflies are certainly free to roam, and they cost us nothing. For the past two years, I have invited Monarch butterflies to … Continue reading »

Bugs, Blooms, & Butterflies

Bugs, Blooms, & Butterflies

May Art & Literacy ~ April Showers Brought May Flowers & Books! By Connie Goldin We are looking forward to our May Family Literacy Parties, which are all happening at the end of this month. It’s a perfect time to explore what’s happening in nature, now. In San Diego, the butterflies are out. Soon there … 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 »

Hibiscus

Hibiscus

Hibiscus and More New Words From Nature   By Connie Goldin, MA, MFT Learning about the plants and animals around you is a wonderful way to build vocabulary and knowledge. Naming flowers, trees, insects, and animals will help your children’s lexicons grow in leaps and bounds. My husband was taking this picture of the yellow … Continue reading »

Grow A Butterfly

Grow A Butterfly

    Grow a Butterfly Watch a Miracle By Connie Goldin   A friend of my son grows Monarch butterflies at her home. Recently, she gave Mom to Madre two plastic cups–one containing a Monarch chrysalis and the other containing a Monarch caterpillar. Both cups were covered with a fine netting, secured with a rubber … Continue reading »