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 »

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 »

Happy Father’s Day ~  Feliz Día del Padre

Happy Father’s Day ~ Feliz Día del Padre

You are our star! Thanks for showing us the way. ¡Tú eres nuestra estrella! Gracias por mostrarnos el camino.     How to Surprise a Dad by Jean Reagan (Author), Lee Wildish (Illustrator) Mister Seahorse by Eric Carle (Author, Illustrator) A Day with My Dad by Lance Waite Quiero a mi papá porque by Laurel … Continue reading »

Helpful Books ~ Libros útiles

Helpful Books ~ Libros útiles

Emotional Literacy ~ Alfabetización Emocional   By/Por Connie Goldin, LMFT       Read books to help your children identify different emotions and behaviors. They can learn to begin to deal with their own feelings by reading about the struggles of others. ~ Lea libros para ayudar a sus hijos a identificar las diferentes emociones … Continue reading »

Spring Books

Spring Books

Spring Books ~ Celebrate with New Releases! By Connie Goldin, MA, MFT The new spring children’s books are out. There are beautiful children’s books to add to family collections. The books featured here are for children as young as one-year-old (Early Bird,) with the majority for ages 4-8. They depict the beauty of the world … Continue reading »

New Words, New Friends

New Words, New Friends

“New Words, New Friends” By Karen Nemeth and Diego Jiménez Manzano   By Connie Goldin, MA, MFT   Do you have a young child in a classroom where children have home languages different from yours? The chances are great that you do. According to educator, author, and dual-language learning expert, Karen Nemeth, Ed. M. , … Continue reading »

One By Kathryn Otoshi

One By Kathryn Otoshi

One By Kathrin Otoshi Colors, Numbers, Counting and Lots More!     By Connie Goldin, MA, MFT   I picked up One on a book buying trip and thumbed through it. It was beautiful. I glanced quickly and saw everything I wanted to show preschool parents about important pre-K skills–colors, numbers, counting, sizes and shapes. … Continue reading »

Knina’s Knitters

Knina’s Knitters

A Labor of Love “Knina’s Knitters” Make Gifts for Babies in Need   By Connie Goldin “Knina’s Knitters,” a group of dedicated volunteers and members of The Thursday Club in San Diego, has given Mom to Madre exquisite pieces of hand-knit and crocheted items for babies in need since November, 2012. It is such a delight … Continue reading »

A Mom’s Reading List

A Mom’s Reading List

 Shara Shares Her Reading List Mom to Madre is so delighted that Shara Lawrence-Weiss is letting us re-post her lovely article on great books for kids, on our website. Shara knows what she is talking about when she recommends kids’  books. As a mom of four children, a former nanny, a Special Education Paraprofessional (K-5th) and the owner of three websites for … Continue reading »

Christmas ~ Navidad

Christmas ~ Navidad

Christmas ~ Navidad A Time of Beauty ~ Una temporada de belleza   By ~ Por Connie Goldin   Merry Christmas ~ Feliz Navidad Enjoy the beauty that surrounds the Christmas season. Disfrute de la belleza que rodea a la temporada de Navidad. Make your own beautiful ornaments and gift bags with your children. ~ … Continue reading »