July 2022 Newsletter

August 13, 2022

EI Spotlight

“Caroline has been with About Play since August 2019 and has been such an asset to the team! She is dedicated to the families she serves and ensures that quality services are provided. Caroline goes above and beyond to find helpful resources and information for her families. Caroline consistently finds fun activities for her children to participate in and ensures that they are working on meeting their goals. Thank you for all that you do Caroline! We appreciate all that you bring to About Play and our community!!"

-Reg Dir Jennifer

July2022-EI Spotlight

Child Spotlight

“Elias has improved tremendously with his speech since he started with About Play 3 years ago. His favorite activity is popping bubbles and imitating his EI Morgann Reeser.  Elias is a very enthusiastic little boy!!We are so proud of Elias and the progress he has made!!!”

-Reg Dir Jennifer


Extra-Mile Award

"JaQuira has been with About Play for 5 months now and she has gone above and beyond for her families!!  JaQuira is so fun to be around and energetic at her visits. The families and children appreciate her effort and are happy to see her each week. Thank you JaQuira, for being you and for everything that you do!!”

-Reg Dir Jennifer




Community Resources

Fall Festival 2022

Bring the family to the nearest Regal theatre for our 2022 Summer Movie Express series! Summer Movie Express tickets are just $2 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays featuring summer movies the whole family will enjoy. Availability varies by location, so select a movie from the posters above to see showtimes or check participating theatres for schedules.


Regal Columbiana Grande
1250 Bower Parkway, Columbia, SC
Starts Tue. Jun 07

Regal Sandhill
450 Town Center Place, Columbia, SC
Starts Tue. Jun 07


Ocean Sensory Bag for Kids

Use this fun and easy method to help your little

ones learn colors using hand-eye coordination with joint attention


  • Plastic Bag
  • Water
  • Blue food coloring
  • Under the Sea Creatures

An ocean themed sensory bag is just what your child needs to have fun with fish, octopus, and other sea creatures, with no trip to the ocean required.

First, place glass gems in the bag. (These are optional, but they look so cool.) Then, add some water to the bag and a few drops of blue food coloring. Make sure to remove the air from the bag and close it. (If you are using a ziplock bag you may want to add some duct tape to the top.) Now the bag is ready to play with. If you have extra sea animals leftover you should make a Mini Aquarium Sensory Bottle too!

15-18 Month Milestones

Social and Emotional

  • Points to show others something interesting

  • Plays simple pretend, such as feeding a doll video icon


  • Understands own name

  • Points to show someone what he/she wants

Cognitive (learning, thinking, problem solving)

  • Labels common objects

  • Points to one body part

Gross/Fine Motor

  • Pick up small objects

  • May walk up steps and run video icon


  • Drinks from  a cup

  • Walks alone

About Play wants to say “Congratulations Sydney!"

About Play's Social Media and Office Coordinator Intern

  • May 2022 Graduate from High Point University with a B.S & B.S.B.A in Marketing
  • currently in the process of opening up her own virtual marketing agency.

"My goals of this agency include to enhance the social media marketing of various types of businesses, simultaneously increase their impressions and engagements among their niche audiences, and curate engaging content for their profile". – Sydney McCraw

About Play wants to say “Congratulations Sariah!"

About Play's Early Intervention Intern

  • May 2022 Graduate from Winthrop University with aBA in Human Development & Family Studies

  • Currently an Early Interventionist for the Rock Hill area at About Play

About Play wants to say “Congratulations Christina!"

About Play's Office Coordinator Intern

  • June 2022 Graduate fromWestwood High School with a 5.1 GPA.

  • Named Valedictorian for Westwood High School and will be attending the University of South Carolina(USC) this fall.

We are Hiring!

We need energetic, creative, motivated and passion driven professionals with great time and organizational skill managements.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, early childhood, social work, psychology, sociology, family & consumer science, or any related field
  • At least one year of experience working with children birth to six years old

Positions are available in the following counties:

  • Charleston
  • Kershaw
  • Richland

If you or someone you know is interested, visit our job application page at

For more info and questions, you may also email

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