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!

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 »

Mom Report: Santa at Liberty Center


Santa exists! Back in 2015, I took my kids to see Santa at Liberty Center mall and my jaw dropped. This was no ordinary “fill in” Santa; Santa at Liberty Center is the REAL deal. His real mustache and beard are just right, his nose and cheeks are rosy, and when he laughs, you can… Read more »

Mom Report: TopGolf


Somehow, in a couple short weeks, my oldest will be SEVEN! Time definitely flies when you are having fun! My son wanted to celebrate his love of sports with his Cincinnati United soccer team. Since they spent three days a week playing soccer together this fall, I needed to find another sport they could experience… Read more »

DabitZ!


They had them at “dab!” My children were dabbing and giggling as I carefully opened our DabitZ set and read the directions. The directions were well organized and easy to follow, which allowed me to get my son up and going within minutes. The set included the pixel templates, vellum, and special “dabbing” markers that… Read more »

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