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 »

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 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 »

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 »

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 »

Night Animals

Night Animals

Night Animals by Gianna Marino Learning and Laughing   By Connie Goldin, LMFT     Gianna Marino is the author of four books that I just love. Too Tall Houses, Following Papa’s SONG, and Meet Me at The Moon precede her latest children’s book, Night Animals. Each book is completely different from the others, and … 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 »

The Whisper

The Whisper

The Whisper by Pamela Zagarenski Inspirational Art and Story By Connie Goldin, LMFT The Whisper by Pamela Zagarenski is one of the most beautiful children’s books I have ever seen. It is about a young girl who borrows a magic book from her teacher and spends the night creating stories for a book without words, … Continue reading »