Shamrocks, Potatoes and Rainbows ~ Tréboles, papas y los arco iris

Shamrocks, Potatoes and Rainbows ~ Tréboles, papas y los arco iris

Celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day with Kids Celebrando el Día de San Patricio con los Niños       Our Books ~ Nuestros libros     Our Green Art Supplies ~ Nuestras materiales para el arte verde   Marshmallow Shamrock Prints ~ Impresiones de tréboles con bombón   Source ~ Fuente The Pinterested Parent “St. Patrick’s … 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 »

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 »

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 »

Eggs ~ Huevos

Eggs ~ Huevos

  Decorating Eggs ~ Adornar de los huevos By Connie Goldin, LMFT       Easter is about a month away. Now is a great time to get a head start in the egg decorating department. The eggs below are both synthetic “craft eggs” and wooden. They’ll last for years. No worries about food safety … Continue reading »

Science–Dragonflies ~ Ciencia–libélulas

Science–Dragonflies ~ Ciencia–libélulas

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 »

Science Activities-Food ~ Actividades de ciencia–comida

Science Activities-Food ~ Actividades de ciencia–comida

Wonder Works Wonders! ¡El asombro hace maravillas! Learning through Experiences & Reading ~ Aprendizaje a través de las experiencias y la lectura   By Connie Goldin, LMFT   Explore New Foods ~ Exploren nuevos alimentos When you shop for food, point out new or unusual produce items to your children and try one! Learn about … Continue reading »

Fall Art ~ Arte del otoño

Fall Art ~ Arte del otoño

Family Literacy Parties ~ Fiestas de alfabetismo de familias Chat, Read and Paint ~ Charlar, leer y pintar   Enjoy the art of family members of multiple ages from our Family Literacy Parties this fall. ~ Disfrute del arte de los miembros de familias de las edades diferentes de nuestros Family Literacy Parties de este … Continue reading »

Bats in Fiction and Nonfiction

Bats in Fiction and Nonfiction

Rufus-The Bat Who Loved Colors by Tomi Ungerer Bats and Birds by Fleischer and Rupp   By Connie Goldin, LMFT Rufus The Bat Who Loved Colors by world famous children’s author, Tomi Ungerer, was first released in 1961. This is a new edition re-released in September, 2015. It is a beautiful book, published by Phaidon … Continue reading »