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 Datos 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 »

San Diego Summer Activities

San Diego Summer Activities

San Diego Free Summer Activities ~ Las actividades gratis de verano en San Diego Resources ~ Recursos Free Summer Movies in the Park ~ Películas gratis en el verano en los parques San Diego Library Summer Reading Programs for Kids ~ Programas de verano para niños de lectura en la biblioteca de San Diego Library … 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 »

Shapes, Shapes, Shapes!

Shapes, Shapes, Shapes!

  Art and Geometry Learning About Shapes through Neighborhood Walks, Books, and Art By Connie Goldin   Shapes, Shapes, Shapes is a classic children’s book by Tana Hoban, published in 1986. I thought it looked familiar to me and I realized that my children would have had this book. My mother-in-law, Grace Goldin, was an … Continue reading »

Painting Trees ~ Pintando árboles

Painting Trees ~ Pintando árboles

Fall Trees ~  Árboles del otoño Paint with Aluminum Foil ~ Pintar con papel de aluminio By Connie Goldin, LMFT Use scrunched foil balls to paint treetops. ~ Utilice las bolas de papel de aluminio arrugado para pintar copas de los árboles.     Materials ~ Materiales I used fingers to paint the tree trunk, … Continue reading »

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

Sunflower Art ~  Arte del girasol

Sunflower Art ~ Arte del girasol

Art and Botany ~ Arte y botánica   Painted Sunflowers ~ Girasoles pintados By Connie Goldin, LMFT Instructions Buy a pretty sunflower. Cut the stem close to the blossom. Get washable kids’ paint. Smear colors on the flower. Use the painted flower as a stamp. Press the flower onto paper. Voila! Instrucciones Compra un bonito … Continue reading »