Pediatric Physical, Speech, and Occupational Therapists Inspiring Play

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Top Bright’s Pretend Play Margherita Shape Pizza Box

Top Bright’s Pretend Play Margherita Shape Pizza Box

In honor of National Pizza Day (February 9th), we chose Top Bright’s Pretend Play Margherita Shape Pizza Box to be our All-Star Toy of the Month for February! This toy provides endless opportunities for pretend play and playfully practicing developmentally appropriate skills: Pretend play: Your…

Pretend Play Activity: Pet Doctor

Pretend Play Activity: Pet Doctor

Does your little one love taking care of their stuffed animals? All you need is some paper and tape, and you have a new pretend play activity!  Our cutest little pet doctor friends, Chloe and Davis, created paper “bandages” and put them on their favorite…

10 Ways to Encourage Pretend Play

10 Ways to Encourage Pretend Play

What better type of play to celebrate in October than Pretend Play? Pretend play emerges in children typically between 18-24 months and continues to get more elaborate and complex as your child gets older and thinking becomes more abstract. Here are some common ranges for…

Toys We Love: Little People Big Yellow Bus

Toys We Love: Little People Big Yellow Bus

Even though “back to school” has looked different this year for most of us, your kiddo will still love school pretend play with this Little People Big Yellow Bus by Fisher Price. This bus comes with a long blue handle that kids can pull to…

What Tina Fey Taught Me About Play…

What Tina Fey Taught Me About Play…

A special post by our amazing OT, Amanda Prine: My favorite thing about play is how it evolves and shifts, grows and expands, right in the moment.  One minute the floor is hot lava and you have to climb cushion to cushion to get across…