Nest ~ Nido

Nest ~ Nido

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 »

Book & Birds’ Nests

Book & Birds’ Nests

Making Birds’ Nests By Connie Goldin, LMFT   Learn about birds’ nests with a fun book and craft project!   Rabbit and Owl are friends who live next door to each other in Too Tall Houses by Gianna Marino. Rabbit has his small house in his garden and Owl lives next door in his small … Continue reading »

Bears and Beds

Bears and Beds

  Learning about Hibernation By Connie Goldin, LMFT   Have you ever noticed how many books for children about bears feature beds in the story? It’s only natural, since big burly bears spend the winter curled up snugly for a long sleep, called “hibernation.” Hibernation is a state some animals, including insects, birds, reptiles, and … Continue reading »

Fall Books Delight!

Fall Books Delight!

Two New Fall Books Nonfiction and Fiction–Two Beautiful Books for Kids   By Connie Goldin, MA, MFT   It’s October, and Mom to Madre is bringing fall books and autumn crafts to family groups. Our goal is to encourage parents to “extend the reading experience” with their children. The moms we have met love the … Continue reading »

“Role Models and Mentors” by Nashona Andrade Seals

Nashona Andrade Seals, MS, is the Founder of Our Mommies Hands in San Diego. Nashona is a mother, stepmom, and has a background in education and social service administration. In this video she addresses the importance of having role models and a mentor as a part of education and learning. She speaks to high school … Continue reading »

Summer Crafts from Bloggers

Summer Crafts from Bloggers

Summer Crafts from Educational Blogs Learning about the Ocean and More! By Connie Goldin, MA, MFT Talk, Read, Sing, Write, Play It is such fun to subscribe to blogs that provide wonderful activities for kids, by moms. Many of these talented writers are teachers and document their children or classroom trying them out. With a … 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 »

Learn from Fun Blogs

Learn from Fun Blogs

Learn from Fun Blogs Literacy and Science Activities By Connie Goldin, MA, MFT Talk, Read, Sing, Write, Play   There are so many wonderful parent educators writing and blogging about activities they are doing with their own children and students. It’s inspirational! You can subscribe to their blogs and learn something new and fun, everyday. Usually, … Continue reading »

Happy Spring!

Happy Spring!

It’s time to celebrate!   By Connie Goldin   Art from Our Spring Family Literacy Parties The Artists Range from Toddlers to Adults Happy Spring Today is March 20th. Happy first day of spring! Mom to Madre will be celebrating all spring long, with kids and parents at our Family Literacy Parties. We are getting … Continue reading »