Transition to Kindergarten ~ Al Kinder

Transition to Kindergarten ~ Al Kinder

Transition to Kindergarten Transición al Kinder   By Connie Goldin, LMFT Welcome to Mom to Madre’s material on helping children make a smooth transition from preschool to kindergarten. It is our pleasure to be able to speak to parents in San Diego County preschools. Thanks to Kindergarten Teacher Donna Reed-Grout, MA, a Mom to Madre … Continue reading »

Golden Classics ~ Clásicos de Oro

Golden Classics ~ Clásicos de Oro

Literature for Children ~ Literatura para niños Three Favorite Genres ~ Tres géneros favoritos By Connie Goldin, LMFT The beautiful books below are examples of classic literature for children ages 3-12. They broaden our world in terms of vocabulary, cultural literacy, and universal themes about life and human nature. Read them out loud with your … 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 »

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 »