Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide: 1-2-3- Just Play With Me Child Development Tool Box Set Review & Giveaway from Milestones & Miracles


                           


                                         
As a new mom I constantly fretted that my children weren’t getting the appropriate stimulation to learn and develop like they should. I was always wondering, “Am I showing them enough contrast?” “Am I playing the right music?” “Did we do enough tummy time?” and so on… I also made the mistake (and sometimes still do) of comparing my children’s abilities to that of their peers. I would scour the internet to find out exactly what my child should be able to do at what age. But honestly, I was lost. I was a new mom and I had no idea what to expect from these new little humans. 

I just gave birth to my second set of twins, who are now 9 weeks old, and thankfully I know a little bit more about what to expect. However, our newest twins were almost full term, as opposed to our older twins who were 5 weeks premature and thus developed slower. So will these new little ladies be ahead in their development? What should I be looking for? Where can I get answers? 
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Thankfully I recently came across a great tool for parents everywhere that will help us to know just exactly what a child should be able to do and at what age. No more guessing game. It is called JustPlay with Me from a company called Milestones & Miracles. The brilliant thing about this tool is that it not only helps you to understand the milestones that your child should be hitting, but it also gives you fun play ideas that will help you to help your child achieve these milestones! 

Daddy teaching us about sorting
 I trust the content of 1-2-3 Just Play with Me because  the company that created it, Milestones & Miracles is a company for moms founded by moms who also happen to be a licensed physical therapist (Nicole Sergent) and a licensed speech-language pathologist (Lacy Morise). These ladies have put a lot of time, research and effort into making this complete package. In it you will find numbered, (thankfully, because whose child won’t dump this box) sturdy cards that suggest ways for you to “play with purpose” with your child; helping them to learn and advance while also building bonds with them.


Daddy teaching us about colors & shapes


There currently is nothing like this on the market that pairs development with play and I am thrilled to have it! I currently am using the cards for 0-3 months for my newborns and the 19-24 month cards for my toddlers and I love it. The 1-2-3 Just Play with Me system is so easy; I just pull out a card from the box that corresponds with my child’s age and I put it somewhere I will see it often, like the refrigerator, and I reference it throughout the day. And I must admit, one of the best selling features about this parenting tool is that it is easy and way less overwhelming than the huge child development books; it is convenient and quick! I don’t have to find countless hours and quiet time to read a long book! I mean, really, what parent of small children has that luxury?! 

Pointing to and labeling body parts
As a mother of 2 sets of twins who were born prematurely, thus having some delayed development issues, I highly recommend this product because it has helped me to understand where my child should ideally be developmentally. The cards are color coded to differentiate between 5 areas of development: cognitive, fine motor, speech and language, social emotional, and gross motor. It also helps me to identify where their development may be lacking and helps me to feel empowered as my child’s advocate when speaking to their pediatrician. So don’t hesitate! You can buy yours today for the reasonable price of $42.00 at www. milestonesandmiracles.com, amazon, ebay, Pro-Ed (a leading national therapy catalog, and at 10 other retailers which can be found under the tab “retailers” on the company’s website.  You can also purchase a convenient Ebook version of 1-2-3 Just Play with Me which can be read on any device! The Ebook can be purchased via Amazon,iTunes, and Barnes and Noble

Be sure to follow Milestones & Miracles on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest for helpful information, ideas and updates. One lucky reader will win their very own box set of 1-2-3 Just Play with Me! Just in time for Christmas, this will make a great gift to yourself or to anyone you know with children! Enter below to win! Good luck! 
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7 comments:

  1. I am hoping to enhance speech and language development.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  2. I'd like to have this for our grandchild.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  3. I would like to improve on my son's fine motor skills.

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  4. Mine is speech development.
    sunniewoodyplus2 atmsn.com

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  5. I am hoping to improve my son's speech. He is 18 months and kind of mumbles everything.

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  6. montanna sutherlandDecember 2, 2014 at 6:27 PM

    I would like this to give to my nephew who has delayed speech.

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