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 »

Spring Art ~ Arte de primavera

Spring Art ~ Arte de primavera

Art and Botany ~ Arte y botánica   Beautiful Blossoms ~ Flores fabulosas By Connie Goldin, LMFT   This spring, we are bringing flowers to families. Our art projects are all about flowers–paper flowers, painting with real flowers, and creating blossoms from whatever we can think of. We think the kids and families will have … Continue reading »

Old Testament Stories

Old Testament Stories

Charming Bible Stories for Children   Enjoy Classic Bible Stories with Your Kids! By Connie Goldin This series of Bible stories for children ages 5 to 9, My First Bible Stories, is beautifully illustrated and engagingly told. They are excellent for enrichment, for developing cultural literacy, and the classic stories are non-denominational. The books are … Continue reading »

Rainbows ~ Los Arco Iris

Rainbows ~ Los Arco Iris

Rainbows in March Los arco irises en marzo   Find Rainbows at Home ~ Encuentren arco iris en casa   Paint A Rice Rainbow ~ Pinten un arco iris con arroz from The Imagination Tree   I’ve wanted to paint rice for children to play with as a sensory experience for ages. However, the idea of … Continue reading »

New Foods ~ Nuevos alimentos

New Foods ~ Nuevos alimentos

Eat a Rainbow Coma un arco iris By Connie Goldin, LMFT Just like in other learning processes, introducing new foods to young children takes time and patience. Baby steps are important. Allow your children to see, touch and smell an unfamiliar food before you serve it to them. If you eat something in front of … Continue reading »

Nutrition ~ Nutrición

Nutrition ~ Nutrición

Healthy Appetites, Happy Kids! ¡Apetitos saludables, Niños felices! By Connie Goldin, LMFT Important Websites for Families ~ Sitios importantes para las familias Choose My Plate.Gov Choose My Plate Mi Plato Niños y niños preescolares For Picky Eaters Para niños batallosos para comer Behavioral Milestones Logros del desarrollo HealthyChildren.Org Picky Eaters Niños que son comensales exigentes … Continue reading »

Colorful Creatures

Colorful Creatures

Colorful Creatures A Spectacular Book on Color and Animals By Connie Goldin, LMFT Colorful Creatures by Anita Ganeri, is one of the most beautiful books on animal life that I have ever seen. It is nonfiction, since it is photos of creatures–birds, sea life, mammals, reptiles, and insects–that is organized by color. Each centerfold displays … Continue reading »

Feeling Fall-ish!

Feeling Fall-ish!

Beautiful Picture Books In the Colors of Fall By Connie Goldin, LMFT In San Diego, summer runs into Halloween. Thanksgiving can be a gorgeous 80 degree day, and Christmas is a thrill when the day stays in the low 60s. So, when I saw the charming children’s book, Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn last week on … 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 »