The 4 Essential B’s of Early Childhood

Written by milestonesandmiracles on . Posted in child development, Family, Inspiration, Kids books, Learning through play, Milestones and Miracles, motor development, parenting, Pediatric Occupational Therapy, Pediatric Physical Therapy

When working in the homes of families as an EI therapist I notice many things about a family. The longer I’ve done this work in the family’s natural environment, I’ve become more accurate in picking up small cues about the family…things like, What they value. What time of day they like best. What they want […]

Stairway to FUN! (safely)

Written by milestonesandmiracles on . Posted in child development, Learning through play, Milestones and Miracles, motor development, Pediatric Physical Therapy

As a pediatric physical therapist working in an early intervention setting, I spend a good amount of time on the stairs. Steep stairs, wide stairs, narrow stairs, wooden stairs, carpeted stairs, baby gate, no gate, one flight of steps, steps broken into two segments, rail on left, rail on right, no rail at all, no […]

Black Friday Gift For Therapists & Early Childhood Professionals!

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Therapists & Early Childhood Professionals – purchase a copy of 1-2-3 Just Play With Me anytime on Thanksgiving Day through midnight on BLACK FRIDAY and you will receive a FREE set of useful handouts to use with parents and teachers/staff. We’ve created detailed handouts like the one below on our TOP 10 TOPICS (aka the […]

OUR GIFT to #ASHA15 Customers!

Written by milestonesandmiracles on . Posted in Learning through play, School Therapy, Speech and Language, Speech Therapy, Uncategorized

We are packing our bags and headed to DENVER!  This year’s National ASHA Conference is the biggest conference we have attended and we are thrilled and honored to be among 12,000 Speech Therapists as speakers and as vendors! We hope if you are attending, you will come see us at BOOTH #358 where we will […]

All the kiddos independent — Throw your hands up at me!

Written by milestonesandmiracles on . Posted in child development, Family, Inspiration, Learning through play, parenting, Pediatric Physical Therapy

You ever have those moments as a parent, where a realization about your children, your parenting, or your family existence is just IN YOUR FACE? And no matter how busy you are or what situation or setting you are in – it just seems to keep resurfacing? I’m not sure why this happens, but for […]

Reteaching my brain and listening to my body so I can help my patients do the same: A review of TMR TOTS

Written by milestonesandmiracles on . Posted in child development, Family, Inspiration, Learning through play, Milestones and Miracles, parenting, Pediatric Occupational Therapy, Pediatric Physical Therapy, School Therapy

“Educating yourself does not mean you were stupid in the first place; it means you were intelligent enough to known there is plenty left  to learn.” -Melanie Joy   This weekend I spent about 18 hours on the floor in yoga clothes, on yoga mats, holding and twisting baby dolls with black electrical tape on […]

EXPLORE, PLAY, GROW: Our visit to see Winter The Dolphin

Written by milestonesandmiracles on . Posted in Family, Family Travel, Inspiration, Learning through play, Milestones and Miracles, Pediatric Occupational Therapy, Pediatric Physical Therapy, Special Needs

We are kicking off a new feature on our blog called Explore. Play. Discover, a series of blog posts sharing our reviews of fun places to play. We hope this series will help not just with vacation or field trip planning, but will also bring exposure to incorporating play into your travel fun. For our […]

The POWER of LANGUAGE in WORDLESS PICTURE BOOKS

Written by milestonesandmiracles on . Posted in Best Toys, child development, Communication, Family, Kids books, School Therapy, Speech and Language

If you are a follower of our blog you well know by now that I am a children’s book nerd.  I love all kids’ books…even love those without words.  How can that be, you may ask, I am a speech-language pathologist, after all?!  Words are my life!!  Well, it can be because WORDLESS PICTURE BOOKS […]

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