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: Peanut Butter ‘n Jam Sessions

There is a TON of great research on the benefits of introducing music to children at a young age. Experts say it may make little ones healthier and it might even help their cognitive development. My husband is a phenomenal piano player. I know I am biased, but he really is amazing. I wish I… Read more »

Mom Report: Liberty Center

Dear Liberty Center, Thank you for all of the fabulous stores to spend more money then I should, the delicious restaurants (I am fighting every urge I have to stop at Cheesecake Factory every day on my way home from work), the Cobb Luxury Theater and Cinebistro (which I recently had a fantastic date with… Read more »

Game Night

In one of my first few years of teaching I walked into a classroom where half of the kids were happy as can be and the other half were upset, pouting, or crying. I asked the teacher what had happened and she replied in two words, “GAME DAY.” The kids that lost did not know… Read more »

Mom Report: COSI

For as long as I can remember I have loved science…except organic chemistry! I enjoy sharing this love with my littles. When we moved to Ohio I had many friends tell me that I should check out COSI. After two and a half years living in Ohio, we finally made the trek up to Columbus… Read more »

Positive Reinforcement

With the start of the New Year comes making resolutions. Many resolutions include hitting the gym, saving money, eating healthier, getting organized, and learning something new.  Start the year out POSITIVE with a resolution to increase POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT! The definition of positive reinforcement is: the offering of desirable effects or consequences for a behavior with… Read more »

To Pierce or Not to Pierce?

Prior to the birth of my daughter, I didn’t think once about when and where I would get her ears pierced. However, I knew we were going to pierce them at some point. For as long as I can remember I have had my ears pierced. I got my second set of piercings in middle… Read more »

Mom Report: blue manatee

Want to take a trip with Jack and Annie in their Magic Tree House? Want to eat through one apple, two pears, three plums, and more with the Very Hungry Caterpillar? Or do you want to rock out with Pete the Cat? If so, blue manatee is the place for you! Step through the doors… Read more »

Grocery Shopping With Kids

This might sound crazy, but I LOVE grocery shopping with my husband and two kids. We enjoy making it a family affair. Occasionally if we are pressed for time, my husband or I will go alone and our kids get upset if they don’t go. They enjoy going with us! I have decided that even… Read more »

When Kids Elope

“Run, run, as fast as you can!  You can’t catch me, I’m the Gingerbread Man!” That darn Gingerbread Man is pretty good at eloping! Kids can run from their home, school, and away from you in public places — aka, eloping.  Children engage in elopement for a purpose, or because it serves a function (attention,… Read more »

Mom Report: A Crafting We Will Go!

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” –Oscar Wilde I am a crazy crafter! I like to create and make and I enjoy sharing this hobby with my kids. Research shows that art activities promote brain development in early childhood. Art encourages creativity, introduces kids to new materials, tools,… Read more »

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