Giving Clear Directions-CDC Video

Giving Clear Directions-CDC Video

Giving Directions: You Know What I Mean? A Video from The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “A mother finds that her son, though well-intentioned, does not ever seem to follow her directions. What she discovers, however, is that her own approach to giving directions may have more to do with it than she … Continue reading »

Structure for Young Children-CDC Video

Structure for Young Children-CDC Video

Creating Structure and Rules for Your Child: Charts and Graphs From The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “An expert at timelines and presentations, one mother decides to create structure for her 2-year old son, but finds it surprisingly difficult not to make it overly complicated.”

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 »

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 »