Milestones & Miracles is the story of two worlds colliding. As first time mothers, we remember the feelings of not only being overwhelmed, but also feeling like we needed MORE – toys, activities, classes, lessons – to “keep up” with society’s expectations for what children should do and become, even if that meant losing sight of what was typical for development at their young ages. As early intervention therapists (speech and physical) we observed the opposite happening – when parents actually understood development and paired it with purposeful AGE APPROPRIATE traditional play (12 month olds should not be expected to read!), amazing things happen! Young children become happier, more engaged, and actually smarter while forming lifelong bonds with parents that are a foundation for success later in life.
Out of these experiences, 1-2-3 Just Play With Me was born. It was the resource we longed to have as Mothers (that assured us we were what our babies needed – along with some simple toys) that provided the information we share daily as experienced therapists.
What exactly is 1-2-3 Just Play With Me?
It’s a unique resource for parents of infants and toddlers – pairing specific developmental milestones with thousands of practical and fun play ideas. 75 large durable cards are housed in a boutique style box that looks adorable on a nursery shelf. The cards are color coded for the 5 domains of child development (language, cognitive, social, gross motor, & fine motor) and range from birth – 3 years old. The front of each card lists milestones typical for that age and area of development and the back pairs those with education and play suggestions using things you have around the house to engage your child with purposeful play. A reference section of common questions parents have complete the set.
Practical, quick, (as you can focus on the exact stage your baby is in presently) and beneficial to any parent, 1-2-3 Just Play With Me will help you learn more about your growing child, appreciate each milestone, and enhance your knowledge of what exactly to expect. Used as a resource in pediatrician’s offices, therapy clinics, child care centers, Early Head Start Programs and other non-profits serving children, as well as by hundreds of parents, 1-2-3 Just Play With Me provides what other resources don’t, PLAY IDEAS + EDUCATION in an easy format that parents will actually have time for.
To view sample cards or order yours today (either for yourself or as a gift) visit our website today – we’d love to send 3 years of play to you and your baby!