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!

Real MVP Kids Book Series


My family loves books. We just can’t get enough. My favorite kinds of books are books that teach life lessons and social emotional strategies in the story. Why are social emotional strategies important to me? Research shows that only about 20% of job success is related to intellectual intelligence and approximately 80% of success is… Read more »

Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical


As the curtains closed and the lights came back on, my daughter exclaimed, “WOW! That was SO cool!” I’m pretty sure she said exactly what everyone was thinking. I agreed with her! As a mother and a former special education teacher, I found the musical to be fun, entertaining, and chock-full of situations of how… Read more »

Inconsistency and Behavior


“My child did what?!” Have you ever been surprised to discover that your child behaves completely differently when he’s in someone else’s care? Have you heard about his behavior with his grandparents, for instance, and it’s unrecognizable to you? Have you observed him behaving out of character (shy, wound up, etc.) around same-age peers? If… Read more »

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s Center Stage: Beginning Drama


My son’s new favorite activity … quizzing me about my positions on the fake stage he has “outlined” on the carpet in our playroom. He will direct me to show him, “Downstage right. Now go to center stage. How about upstage left now, Mom?” He not only has increased his theatre terminology, he has increased… Read more »

Mom Report: Madagascar, A Musical Adventure


“I like to move it, move it I like to move it, move it I like to move it, move it We like to move it!” The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati has put together another fantastic show! As soon as my kids saw Alex, Marty, Melman, and Gloria, they quickly made the connection of the… Read more »

Does My Child Have Anxiety?


“Can I stay home with you today mom?” “Can you pick me up early?” “Do I have to go to school today?”   These were questions that my daughter, then 3, was asking me each day. At first, I thought she just wanted to stay home and snuggle, but then I wondered if it could… Read more »

Mom Report: Summit Park Ice Rink


I grew up in Michigan where it pretty much is cold and snows from Halloween until Cinco de Mayo. My childhood home had a pond in the backyard, which my dad would shovel when it froze over. I spent every weekend, most weeknights, and my January birthday on ice skates. Now that I am older… Read more »

Bringing Home Your Preemie


Is my baby getting enough food? Is my baby growing at an appropriate rate? Is my baby’s breathing normal? These are just a few of the questions parents of newborns ask themselves on a regular basis. However, these are also questions that parents of babies born premature ask themselves multiple times a day. Shantel P…. Read more »

Mom Report: 16-Bit


I have a very typical little boy and by typical I mean he loves electronics and video games. When I asked him what theme he wanted for his seventh birthday he quickly replied, “Mario!” Immediately, I thought about 16-Bit being the perfect party location. I reached out to 16-Bit and asked if party packages were… Read more »

Mom Report: TCT’s Cinderella


Are you looking for a creative gift this holiday season? Give the gift of experience and treat your loved ones to an event that will have them laughing and smiling. Gift them tickets to The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati performances! Currently, trampling the main stage at the Taft is Doris and Pearl, the stepsisters, in… Read more »

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