Bubbles ~ Burbujas

Bubbles ~ Burbujas

Enjoying Bubbles ~ Disfrutando burbujas Read and Learn ~ Leer y aprender  By Connie Goldin, LMFT Bubble Books ~ Libros con burbujas Fiction and Facts ~ Ficción y Hechos The Pout-Pout Fish  The Pout Fish is a cute story that utilizes a phrase about pouting and spreading gloom that a particular fish does until he finds the … Continue reading »

The Sun ~ El Sol

The Sun ~ El Sol

Enjoying the Sun ~ Disfrutar el sol Read ~ Lean By Connie Goldin, LMFT   It’s summertime and it’s getting warmer by the day. What a perfect season for learning about the sun. Here are three lovely books for children that talk about sunrise and sunset in a song, in a bilingual book, and in … 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 »

Circles, Rings, Concentric Things!

Circles, Rings, Concentric Things!

It all Starts with a Great Book Exploring ART PLAY by Marion Deuchars My husband gave me this lovely book for Valentine’s Day and I just got around to really looking at it. It’s fantastic! It’s full of easy ideas for all ages of people, not just kids, and really can be used by anyone, … Continue reading »

Fall Art ~ Arte del otoño

Fall Art ~ Arte del otoño

Building Preschool Skills through Art Construyendo habilidades preescolares a través del arte By Connie Goldin, LMFT Yesterday, I had the pleasure of bringing art supplies for several projects to twenty Head Start families. There were moms and dads, grandmas, babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and older siblings. There were even a few cousins, in tow! We had children … Continue reading »

Trees ~ Los árboles

Trees ~ Los árboles

Art, Geometry and Botany ~ Arte, geometría y botánica   A Shape Forest ~ Un bosque de formas By Connie Goldin, LMFT I just hit a sale at Jo Ann Fabric Store and purchased three different-sized card stock booklets. I was searching for an easy way to make shapes that young children could cut and paste … 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 »

Noah’s Ark for Everyone

Noah’s Ark for Everyone

Noah’s Ark A Building Block of Cultural Literacy By Connie Goldin, LMFT The story of “Noah’s Ark” from the Book of Genesis in the Bible has been told over thousands of years. It comes from oral tradition of a story told throughout the generations by the ancient people in the region of Mesopotamia. Years ago, … Continue reading »