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

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 »

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 »

New Foods ~ Nuevos alimentos

New Foods ~ Nuevos alimentos

Eat a Rainbow Coma un arco iris By Connie Goldin, LMFT Just like in other learning processes, introducing new foods to young children takes time and patience. Baby steps are important. Allow your children to see, touch and smell an unfamiliar food before you serve it to them. If you eat something in front of … Continue reading »

Nutrition ~ Nutrición

Nutrition ~ Nutrición

Healthy Appetites, Happy Kids! ¡Apetitos saludables, Niños felices! By Connie Goldin, LMFT Important Websites for Families ~ Sitios importantes para las familias Choose My Plate.Gov Choose My Plate Mi Plato Niños y niños preescolares For Picky Eaters Para niños batallosos para comer Behavioral Milestones Logros del desarrollo HealthyChildren.Org Picky Eaters Niños que son comensales exigentes … Continue reading »

Fall Butterflies

Fall Butterflies

Make Paper Butterflies with Kids In the Colors of Fall By Connie Goldin, LMFT   Make these lovely butterflies from large-size coffee filters, wooden clothes pins, using different sorts of markers, watercolors, and tempera paint sticks. Here in San Diego, we still have butterflies flitting about. I have Monarch and yellow Sulphur butterflies in my … 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 »