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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Making New Ways To Play In Dad’s Old Shop

Written by milestonesandmiracles on . Posted in Autism, Best Toys, child development, Inspiration, Learning through play, Milestones and Miracles, parenting, Pediatric Occupational Therapy, Pediatric Physical Therapy, Special Education, Uncategorized

My Dad is a plumber and a contractor. When I was a kid I loved playing in his shop. I used to stack wooden scraps, bang things together, and pretend copper pipe was my wedding band. (Princesses hang in tool shops too). Today I got to be a bit of a kid in Dad’s shop […]

What our kids learn when we butt out…

Written by milestonesandmiracles on . Posted in Best Toys, child development, Family, Inspiration, Learning through play, Milestones and Miracles, parenting

I saw this the other day and loved it because it is so true. My favorite times watching my children play are totally organic. Not lead by me. Not in a group classroom. Not during an activity I’ve signed them up for. Not while doing anything I’ve paid for. Not when they know I have […]

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