Tina Pratt Tina Pratt

Tina Pratt is the mom of two littles. She is a former PreK- 5 special education teacher that now works as a behavior coach. She enjoys being a tourist in her own town and finding ways to embed lessons into everyday fun!

Mom Report: Redlegs Run

Look ahead to this year’s Redlegs Run!  Registration is currently open for the 2016 Redlegs Run. It is a perfect opportunity for Red’s fans to get up and moving and to explore the ballpark on a non-game day! There are four runs are available which include a 10K, 5K, One-Mile Family run which starts at Great… Read more »

Effective Commands

“The first step in getting compliance is to ‘BE DIRECT’ with your child. Being direct helps your child understand exactly how you expect him or her to behave.” Urquiza, A., Zebell, N., Timmer,S., McGrath, J., & Whitten, L. (2011) An easy way to increase compliance is to monitor the way you give directions to your… Read more »

The Area’s Top 5 Party Spots

Plan a birthday party as special and unique as your child. Celebrate the past year with your family and friends at one of these top party spots — we’re highlighting great places for celebrations so you can make your child’s next birthday one for the record books!

Mom Report: Happen’s Toy Lab

Three words. Happen’s Toy Lab. If you haven’t been there, what are you waiting for?! We made our first trip to this “one-of-a-kind” laboratory and we are already planning our next trip back. For $10+ tax you can use your imagination and create your own toy! The cost of your toy goes to help Happen,… Read more »

Mom Report: Cincinnati Cyclones

Ninja Turtles. $1 Donatos pizza slices. Cincinnati Cyclones. OH, MY! A trip to U.S. Bank Arena for a Cincinnati Cyclones game is more than just a game. It is an event! My children were smiling as soon as we walked in … probably a little from staying up past their bedtime, but mainly because of… Read more »

Sensory Table Fun

Our sensory table is by far the “toy” most loved and used by my children in our house. Sensory tables can provide hours of play and provide an opportunity for every kiddo to feel successful. While using a sensory table, kids are building their language, social, fine and gross motor skills. Sensory tables can be… Read more »

Mom Report: Bear Paddle

My son is very cautious around water. A couple of years ago he had a swim incident that scared both him and I. (Not at Bear Paddle!) We quickly switched him to a different facility for swim lessons, but after a while he hit a plateau. Then I started seeing ads for Bear Paddle Swim… Read more »

Mom Report: Drake Planetarium

“Here are nine planets that we know. Round and round the Sun they go. Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars, These are the planets near our star. Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, too. Neptune, Pluto, we can’t see you. These are the nine planets that we know. Round and round the Sun they go.” My son and I… Read more »

Tips and Tricks: Visual Supports

Often I feel when people hear “visual supports,” they think of an intervention for kids with special needs. Yes, visual supports are great for kids with special needs, but they are also great for EVERYONE!  Think about it. On a daily basis you are bombarded with visual supports and you probably don’t even realize it… Read more »

Mom Report: Pinot’s Palette

Looking to take your child on a relaxing date full of learning opportunities? Check out Pinot’s Palette! Pinot’s Palette is a great place for a night out with friends, a date night with your hubby (my husband had a great time going with me!), or some special bonding time with your kiddo! My most recent… Read more »

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