Spring Tulips ~ Tulipanes de la primavera

Spring Tulips ~ Tulipanes de la primavera

  Art and Botany ~ Arte y botánica     Flowers from Bulbs ~ Flores de los bulbos By Connie Goldin, LMFT Tulips are a glorious sign of spring. I remember my mother cooling bulbs in our refrigerator when I was a child. Tulip bulbs need a frost and a winter. In Southern California, the … Continue reading »

Flowers and Books ~ Libros y flores

Flowers and Books ~ Libros y flores

Art and Botany ~ Arte y botánica     Bouquet of Paper Flowers ~ Ramo de flores de papel  By Connie Goldin, LMFT     A Photo Essay ~ Un ensayo fotográfico   Read and Learn ~ Lean y aprendan Lola Plants a Garden Las semillas mágicas

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 »

Science –Hibernation ~ Ciencia–Hibernación

Science –Hibernation ~ Ciencia–Hibernación

Wonder Works Wonders! ¡El asombro hace maravillas! Learning About Hibernation ~ Aprendizaje acerca de hibernación   By Connie Goldin, LMFT   What is “hibernation?” Who hibernates in your neighborhood and county? Hibernation refers to a long sleep that many animals have in cold or super hot times that enables them to survive without food and water. Bears … 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 Activities-Food ~ Actividades de ciencia–comida

Science Activities-Food ~ Actividades de ciencia–comida

Wonder Works Wonders! ¡El asombro hace maravillas! Learning through Experiences & Reading ~ Aprendizaje a través de las experiencias y la lectura   By Connie Goldin, LMFT   Explore New Foods ~ Exploren nuevos alimentos When you shop for food, point out new or unusual produce items to your children and try one! Learn about … 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 »

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 »

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 »

Parenting ~ Crianza de los hijos

Parenting ~ Crianza de los hijos

Four Essential Elements of Parenting COMPASSION, COMMITMENT, COMMUNICATION, CONSISTENCY Compassion for our babies and children develops love, bonding, nurturing, empathy, and the desire to protect them from harm. Our little ones give us joy. We commit to them in good times and bad, from birth to adulthood. We put our children’s needs first by providing … Continue reading »