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 »

Science–Colors ~ Ciencia–Los colores

Science–Colors ~ Ciencia–Los colores

Wonder Works Wonders! ¡El asombro hace maravillas! Learning About Colors ~ Aprendizaje acerca de los colores   By Connie Goldin, LMFT   Rainbow Art for Kids ~ El arte del arco iris para niños Two things young children love to paint are rainbows and hearts. Learning the colors of the rainbow is an important part of early … Continue reading »

Science–Vegetables ~ Ciencia– Verduras

Science–Vegetables ~ Ciencia– Verduras

Wonder Works Wonders! ¡El asombro hace maravillas! Learning About Vegetables ~ Aprendizaje acerca de verduras   By Connie Goldin, LMFT Explore Through Sight and Taste ~ Explore través de la vista y el gusto There are many vegetables in markets, that we have never tried. Every vegetable has a name. Each time you go to the store, … Continue reading »

Science Concepts ~ Conceptos de la ciencia

Science Concepts ~ Conceptos de la ciencia

Wonder Works Wonders! ¡El asombro hace maravillas! Learning through Nature ~ Aprendizaje a través de la naturaleza   By Connie Goldin, LMFT   Nature Art for Kids ~ El arte de la naturaleza para niños Source for Toddler Turtle Craft Inspiration for Squirrel Craft   Mom to Madre is proud to have presented a hour-long … Continue reading »

Celebrating Christmas

Celebrating Christmas

Anticipate & Celebrate Advent Calendars Whether your family will be counting the days until Santa arrives, or is now counting the days to Christmas–Advent started yesterday!–Advent Calendars are a beautiful way to help children anticipate and celebrate the season. From religious-themed Advent Calendars, to fun structural “Count-Down Calendars,” there are lots of beautiful choices. Here … Continue reading »

Día de Los Muertos

Día de Los Muertos

Día de Los Muertos By Roseanne Greenfield Thong and Carles Ballestros   By Connie Goldin, LMFT “As candle flames glisten, our smiles are bright. Our ancestros know we are with them tonight.” Many families we meet celebrate “Day of the Dead ” on November 1st and 2nd. Día de Los Muertos is a joyful time … Continue reading »

The Whisper

The Whisper

The Whisper by Pamela Zagarenski Inspirational Art and Story By Connie Goldin, LMFT The Whisper by Pamela Zagarenski is one of the most beautiful children’s books I have ever seen. It is about a young girl who borrows a magic book from her teacher and spends the night creating stories for a book without words, … Continue reading »

Rainbow Fish Art

Rainbow Fish Art

  Exploring The Rainbow Fish Through Art   By Connie Goldin, LMFT   The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister and J Alison James is a classic children’s book, loved by all age groups, that tells the importance of sharing with others. The Rainbow Fish is a beautiful creature, with glittery scales that shimmer and dazzle … Continue reading »

Veggie Art

Veggie Art

Painting with Vegetables Potato, Pepper, and Produce Printmaking By Connie Goldin, LMFT We are bringing produce and paint to our multi-age “Family Literacy Parties” this month. Vegetable print-making is a fun art project when you have some “ready to toss” veggies in your refrigerator. Bell peppers are fantastic “stamps” when dipped in paint. Different sizes … Continue reading »

Parenting ~ Crianza de los hijos

Parenting ~ Crianza de los hijos

Four Essential Elements of Parenting COMPASSION, COMMITMENT, COMMUNICATION, CONSISTENCY Compassion for our babies and children develops love, bonding, nurturing, empathy, and the desire to protect them from harm. Our little ones give us joy. We commit to them in good times and bad, from birth to adulthood. We put our children’s needs first by providing … Continue reading »