June 2022 Newsletter

July 11, 2022

EI Spotlight

"Lauren has been with About Play for about 10 months and has been such an asset to our team. She does such an awesome job ensuring each visit with her kiddos are creative and fun! Lauren is passionate about what she does and the services she provides to her kiddos and families! Thank you Lauren, we appreciate all that you bring to About Play and our community!!’

-Reg Dir MiToya

June-EI Spotlight

Child Spotlight

“Espn is a super cool kid that has shown a lot of progress since he started in March of 2021. He is now able to communicate using 3-4 word phrases. Miss Asia and Espn have a lot of fun together; at the zoo or meet at home, his FT sessions are sure to be full of exciting and fun activities. We are so proud of Espn and the progress he has made!!"

-Reg Dir MiToya


Extra-Mile Award

“Mckenzie is always a pleasure to work with. She always has a positive and fun attitude while working with the children and families she works with and continues to provide quality services. McKenzie provides her families with needed resources/activities throughout each month. Thank you McKenzie and keep up the good work!

-Reg Dir MiToya





Community Resources

Summer Movie Express

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!


12-15 Month Milestones

Social and Emotional

  • Favorite games to play “peek-a-boo” and “hiding”
  • Shows toy preference
  • Displays independent behavior


  • Starting to say several words
  • Greets with verbal cues

Cognitive (learning, thinking, problem solving)

  • Follow some simple directions
  • Start matching and sorting by shape and colors.

Gross/Fine Motor

  • Walk independently
  • Turn 2-3 pages at a time


  • Drink from cup independently
  • Begin to use spoon and fork

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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