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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Secret of “The Hot Pink Tape”

Written by milestonesandmiracles on . Posted in child development, Kinesiotape, Milestones and Miracles, Pediatric Occupational Therapy, Pediatric Physical Therapy, School Therapy, Special Education, Special Needs

This post was originally written for Child Guide Magazine.  Check out the many resources Child Guide offers as well as this article and others HERE. If you are a runner, or have watched a race or even perhaps a professional sporting event lately, you may find yourself asking, “What is that bright colored tape people […]

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