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Art and Botany ~ Arte y botánica Painted Sunflowers ~ Girasoles pintados By Connie Goldin, LMFT Instructions Buy a pretty sunflower. Cut the stem close to the blossom. Get washable kids’ paint. Smear colors on the flower. Use the painted flower as a stamp. Press the flower onto paper. Voila! Instrucciones Compra un bonito … Continue reading »
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 »
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 »
Wonder Works Wonders! ¡El asombro hace maravillas! Learning About Vegetables ~ Aprendizaje acerca de verduras By Connie Goldin, LMFT Explore Through Sight and Taste ~ Explore través de la vista y el gusto There are many vegetables in markets, that we have never tried. Every vegetable has a name. Each time you go to the store, … Continue reading »
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 »
Día de Los Muertos By Roseanne Greenfield Thong and Carles Ballestros By Connie Goldin, LMFT “As candle flames glisten, our smiles are bright. Our ancestros know we are with them tonight.” Many families we meet celebrate “Day of the Dead ” on November 1st and 2nd. Día de Los Muertos is a joyful time … Continue reading »
Make a Bird’s Nest ~ Haga un nido de pájaro By Connie Goldin, LMFT There are many lovely things that you can do when you do this craft with your preschool-age child. Talk about the parts of the bird’s body–the beak, wing, tail, breast, back, legs and feet, and the feathers. On this bird, … Continue reading »