Safety ~ La Seguridad

Safety ~ La Seguridad

Health and Safety ~ La Salud y La Seguridad Teach and Protect ~ Enseñen y protejan   By Connie Goldin, MA, MFT   New for the Holidays Winter Holiday Safety & Poison Prevention Tips Cal Poison En Español Welcome ~ Bienvenidos.   Mom to Madre invites you to find material about health and safety for families … Continue reading »

Ladybugs & Worms

Ladybugs & Worms

  Lady Bugs & Worms Extending a Book Through Art Activities   By Connie Goldin, MA, MFT   A beautiful way to reinforce the information, message or topic in a book is to “extend the book” through art activities or simple field trips. Our theme for this class was “Ladybugs and Worm.” We wanted to … Continue reading »

San Diego Summer Activities

San Diego Summer Activities

San Diego Free Summer Activities ~ Las actividades gratis de verano en San Diego 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 Events ~ Eventos … Continue reading »

Literacy Activities ~ Actividades de Alfabetización

Literacy Activities ~ Actividades de Alfabetización

Literacy Activities ~ Actividades de Alfabetización By/Por Connie Goldin, MA, MFT Talk, Read, Sing, Write, Play Hablen, Lean, Canten, Escriban, Jueguen Literacy begins at home… and in the neighborhood. Here are some ideas for creating “Literacy Boxes.” Fill boxes with supplies that reinforce literacy skills–learning letters and numbers, writing, recognizing print, counting, identifying shapes, and … Continue reading »

Happy Spring!

Happy Spring!

It’s time to celebrate!   By Connie Goldin   Art from Our Spring Family Literacy Parties The Artists Range from Toddlers to Adults Happy Spring Today is March 20th. Happy first day of spring! Mom to Madre will be celebrating all spring long, with kids and parents at our Family Literacy Parties. We are getting … Continue reading »

Nature’s Dyes for Eggs

Nature’s Dyes for Eggs

Make Your Own Dyes Create beautiful eggs with your kids!   By Connie Goldin, MA, MFT   You can make lovely colors for your Easter eggs from vegetables. You can also dye natural fabrics, such as wool, cotton, and linen. I first tried doing this activity when my sons were six and four years-old, twenty-five … 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 »