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 »

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 »

Boats ~ Barcos

Boats ~ Barcos

Boats, Sails, & More ~ Barcos, velas y más Potato Printmaking ~ Imprimir con una patata By Connie Goldin, LMFT     Boats float! by George Ella Lyon and son, Benn Lyon, is a beautiful book about ships and boats of all sizes and shapes. The text is a rhyming poem that children will love. … Continue reading »

Fruit Art ~ Arte de la fruta

Fruit Art ~ Arte de la fruta

Exploring Apples and Citrus Fruit ~ Explorando manzanas y frutas cítricas   By Connie Goldin, LMFT   Apple Prints and Citrus Paints ~ Impresiones de manzana y pinturas cítricas   What smells more refreshing than peeling a citrus fruit? The only way I can drink fresh-squeezed orange juice is to greedily gulp it down. The … Continue reading »

Sand and Dirt ~ Arena y Tierra

Sand and Dirt ~ Arena y Tierra

Make Sand and Dirt at Home ~ Haga arena y tierra en casa   By Connie Goldin, LMFT Jump Into Science Sand by Ellen Prager and Nancy Woodman (Illustrator) Children Playing with Sand ~ Niños jugando con la arena Two beautiful ways to explore the earth are through playing with sand and digging in dirt. … Continue reading »

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 »