San Diego Summer Activities

San Diego Summer Activities

San Diego Free Summer Activities ~ Las actividades gratis de verano en San Diego Resources ~ Recursos Free Summer Movies in the Park ~ Películas gratis en el verano en los parques San Diego Library Summer Reading Programs for Kids ~ Programas de verano para niños de lectura en la biblioteca de San Diego Library … Continue reading »

Permanent Easter “Eggs”

Permanent Easter “Eggs”

Easter “Eggs” that Last Fill a basket with lovely painted rocks.   By Connie Goldin   Mom to Madre has always enjoyed painting rocks with children and families at our Family Literacy Parties. This spring, we are painting smooth clean river rocks to look like beautiful Easter eggs. Rocks are a great canvas because if … Continue reading »

Valentine’s Day Party

Valentine’s Day Party

Make February 14th a Color-filled Celebration!   Books, Art, and Family Time     Enjoy Darling Books with Your Kids Love Me Tender Lyrics by Elvis Presley, Illustrations by Stephanie Graegin, is a love-fest between babies and parents. It’s perfect for young children, but everyone else will love it too. It’s interesting to see the … Continue reading »

Fall Produce ~ Los productos de otoño

Fall Produce ~ Los productos de otoño

Beautiful Fruits and Vegetables Hermosas frutas y verduras By Connie Goldin, LMFT It’s late summer, soon to be fall, and San Diego markets are full of wonderful local produce. We now have seasonal foods such as pomegranates, pears and apples, avocados, peppers and chilies, oranges, grapes and potatoes. If it has a seed, it is … Continue reading »

Spring Tulips ~ Tulipanes de la primavera

Spring Tulips ~ Tulipanes de la primavera

  Art and Botany ~ Arte y botánica     Flowers from Bulbs ~ Flores de los bulbos By Connie Goldin, LMFT Tulips are a glorious sign of spring. I remember my mother cooling bulbs in our refrigerator when I was a child. Tulip bulbs need a frost and a winter. In Southern California, the … Continue reading »

Painting Camellias ~ Pintando Camelias

Painting Camellias ~ Pintando Camelias

  Art and Botany ~ Arte y botánica     Pastel Prints ~ Las impresiones en colores pastel By Connie Goldin, LMFT     Instructions Pick or buy a camellia. Cut the stem close to the blossom. Get washable kids’ paint and brushes. Paint on colors on the flower. Use the painted flower as a … Continue reading »

Sunflower Art ~  Arte del girasol

Sunflower Art ~ Arte del girasol

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 »

Pantone Colors and Words

Pantone Colors and Words

New Colors, New Words! Pantone Board Books and Stickers for Kids   “School Bus Yellow, Macaroni and Cheese Orange, Pepperoni Red, Worm Pink!” Don’t know about Pantone and it’s fabulous color charts? Start with these books and learn more colors while you expand your young child’s vocabulary! Pantone is a company, formed in 1962, that … Continue reading »