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 »

For Mom ~ Para Mamá

For Mom ~ Para Mamá

Two Mother’s Day Gifts ~ Dos Regalos para el Día de la Madre By Connie Goldin, LMFT   A Rose for Mom ~ Una rosa para Mamá Here is an easy way to make a beautiful card for Mom or Grandma. Use a cut celery stalk as a stamp. Dip celery in nontoxic, washable paint. … Continue reading »

Gold & Silver Rocks

Gold & Silver Rocks

Beautiful Icon Art–Painting Rocks Gold and Silver By Connie Goldin, LMFT   Recently, I visited Rome and saw beautiful art and very old religious icons in magnificent churches. I love how the gold paint on wood makes the icons glow. I wanted to share this beauty with the families we see for our Family Literacy … Continue reading »

“Butterflies Are Free”

“Butterflies Are Free”

Inviting Monarch Butterflies Into Your Garden By Connie Goldin, LMFT     “Butterflies Are Free” was the title of a Goldie Hawn movie from the early 1970’s. It’s a lovely double entendre because butterflies are certainly free to roam, and they cost us nothing. For the past two years, I have invited Monarch butterflies to … 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 »