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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Four Red Riding Hood Tales

Four Red Riding Hood Tales

Little Red Riding Hood Today The Wolf Tells His Version, Too! By Connie Goldin, LMFT Happy Newsflash! All of these books have been donated to families since this was published.   Whether you want a beautiful traditional edition of “Red Riding Hood” or are ready for a modern day, spunky “Roja Riding Hood” you will … Continue reading »

Golden Classics ~ Clásicos de Oro

Golden Classics ~ Clásicos de Oro

Literature for Children ~ Literatura para niños Three Favorite Genres ~ Tres géneros favoritos By Connie Goldin, LMFT The beautiful books below are examples of classic literature for children ages 3-12. They broaden our world in terms of vocabulary, cultural literacy, and universal themes about life and human nature. Read them out loud with your … Continue reading »

Books to Treasure

Books to Treasure

Exceptional Books for Kids A Gift for Families By Connie Goldin, LMFT Earlier this year, I got a phone call out of the blue from a neighbor I didn’t know asking me if Mom to Madre would like seven boxes of children’s books in “like new” condition. Of course I said, “yes!” and the books … 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 »