Children’s Classics

Children’s Classics

  Timeless Children’s Stories By Connie Goldin, LMFT   Happy Newsflash! All of these books have been donated to an elementary school for students since this was published. A friend of Mom to Madre found current editions of these beautiful classic books, in brand new condition, and donated them to us. We are so happy … 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 »

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Celebrating Thanksgiving  Books, Wreaths, and Songs   By Connie Goldin, LMFT Thanksgiving is an American Holiday that everyone can celebrate. It is not just for people of one specific religion, or place of origin. It is for all of us who live here and are thankful for our blessings, opportunities and freedom. One tradition that … Continue reading »

Fall Reading

Fall Reading

New Books for Children Celebrating the Seasons   By Connie Goldin, LMFT       This fall, enjoy four beautiful books for children, released in 2015. Waiting by Kevin Henkes is a gentle book that young children will love hearing. It has a lullaby quality. When I was reading Waiting, I thought of the children’s … Continue reading »

The Thankful Book

The Thankful Book

Feeling Gratitude The Thankful Book by Todd Parr   By Connie Goldin, LMFT   Todd Parr creates such fun and helpful books for children. This month, as we wind up for celebrating Thanksgiving, Parr’s book, The Thankful Book, offers parents and kids a chance to reflect on all the wonderful (and funny!) things they have … Continue reading »

Apples & Okra ~ Manzanas y okra

Apples & Okra ~ Manzanas y okra

Apples ~ Manzanas Books and Art ~ Libros y arte By Connie Goldin, LMFT   In the fall, apples are in abundance in all the stores and there are many different colors and sizes, fragrances and tastes. One of the nonfiction books we read states: “More than 8,000 varieties of apples exist and more than … Continue reading »

Fall Art ~ Arte del otoño

Fall Art ~ Arte del otoño

Family Literacy Parties ~ Fiestas de alfabetismo de familias Chat, Read and Paint ~ Charlar, leer y pintar   Enjoy the art of family members of multiple ages from our Family Literacy Parties this fall. ~ Disfrute del arte de los miembros de familias de las edades diferentes de nuestros Family Literacy Parties de este … Continue reading »

Humanitarian Spiders

Humanitarian Spiders

Charlotte and Sophie Two Swell Spiders   By Connie Goldin, LMFT October in San Diego hails the arrival of huge garden spiders, so I was inspired to try to create some “spider web art” for children. Get out the white, uncoated paper plates, pens, a ruler, markers, pastels, and nontoxic washable paint, and try making … Continue reading »

Boats ~ Barcos

Boats ~ Barcos

Boats, Sails, & More ~ Barcos, velas y más Potato Printmaking ~ Imprimir con una patata By Connie Goldin, LMFT     Boats float! by George Ella Lyon and son, Benn Lyon, is a beautiful book about ships and boats of all sizes and shapes. The text is a rhyming poem that children will love. … Continue reading »