The 4 Essential B’s of Early Childhood

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kid’s Books that are NOT Just for Kids

Written by milestonesandmiracles on . Posted in child development, Communication, Family, Learning through play, parenting

I love kid’s lit.  Probably more than adult lit, if I’m being honest.  I’m a self-confessed kids’ book junkie and I get it honestly from my mother.  My kids own an insane amount of books (mostly purchased by my mom) and we visit the library on a regular basis to borrow more books we have […]

Milestone or Modern Convenience Part II: What to do when the convenience becomes a hard habit to break

Written by milestonesandmiracles on . Posted in child development, Family, Milestones and Miracles, New baby, Nutrition, parenting, Pediatric Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language, Speech Therapy

Lacy recently wrote a blog for Virginia’s Early Intervention Program – specifically geared for therapists that work for that program, but the information is important for clinicians AND parents and caregivers. We have reposted it here but you can find the original HERE.   Written by: Lacy Morise, M.S. CCC/SLP   If you haven’t read […]

Milestone or Modern Convenience? Part 1: OverUse of the Sippy Cup or Pacifier

Written by milestonesandmiracles on . Posted in child development, Communication, Family, Milestones and Miracles, New baby, Nutrition, parenting, Pediatric Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language, Speech Therapy

Lacy recently wrote a blog for Virginia’s Early Intervention Program – specifically geared for therapists that work for that program, but the information is important for clinicians AND parents and caregivers. We have reposted it here but you can find the original HERE.   Written by: Lacy Morise, M.S. CCC/SLP Although shocking to many, the […]

Let them fill in the bubbles and JUST MOVE ON – a mother’s call to minimize standardized testing stress

Written by milestonesandmiracles on . Posted in child development, Family, Milestones and Miracles, parenting, School Ideas, Uncategorized

I debated writing this blog. It’s one of those situations where as a person who blogs (I still can’t publicly call myself a writer) you internally struggle with putting your family and your beliefs out there publicly, because there will likely be strong opinions and comments of all sort in return. In the end I […]

What does READY for Kindergarten really mean?

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

Yesterday I volunteered at Kindergarten Registration at my daughter’s elementary school. As I sat there watching the children march from station to station (either proudly or with nudging) with their parents behind them, I had a rush of mixed emotions. I was excited for the journey they are all ready to start at such an […]

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