Nutrition ~ Nutrición

Nutrition ~ Nutrición

Healthy Appetites, Happy Kids! ¡Apetitos saludables, Niños felices! By Connie Goldin, LMFT Important Websites for Families ~ Sitios importantes para las familias Choose My Plate.Gov Choose My Plate Mi Plato Niños y niños preescolares For Picky Eaters Para niños batallosos para comer Behavioral Milestones Logros del desarrollo HealthyChildren.Org Picky Eaters Niños que son comensales exigentes … 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 »

Children’s Classics

Children’s Classics

  Timeless Children’s Stories By Connie Goldin, LMFT   Happy Newsflash! All of these books have been donated to an elementary school for students since this was published. A friend of Mom to Madre found current editions of these beautiful classic books, in brand new condition, and donated them to us. We are so happy … Continue reading »

Roosters, Eggs, and Art

Roosters, Eggs, and Art

A Charming Book from 1950 and Folk Art By Connie Goldin, LMFT   What does a children’s book written long ago have to do with my friend Maureen’s rooster and chicken paintings? The answer is “folk art.” Both The Egg Tree and Maureen’s colorful paintings below feature roosters (and one hen named “Henrietta”) created in … 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 »

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Celebrating Thanksgiving  Books, Wreaths, and Songs   By Connie Goldin, LMFT Thanksgiving is an American Holiday that everyone can celebrate. It is not just for people of one specific religion, or place of origin. It is for all of us who live here and are thankful for our blessings, opportunities and freedom. One tradition that … 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 »

The Thankful Book

The Thankful Book

Feeling Gratitude The Thankful Book by Todd Parr   By Connie Goldin, LMFT   Todd Parr creates such fun and helpful books for children. This month, as we wind up for celebrating Thanksgiving, Parr’s book, The Thankful Book, offers parents and kids a chance to reflect on all the wonderful (and funny!) things they have … Continue reading »

Día de Los Muertos

Día de Los Muertos

Día de Los Muertos By Roseanne Greenfield Thong and Carles Ballestros   By Connie Goldin, LMFT “As candle flames glisten, our smiles are bright. Our ancestros know we are with them tonight.” Many families we meet celebrate “Day of the Dead ” on November 1st and 2nd. Día de Los Muertos is a joyful time … 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 »