I’m Priscila, the mom and Occupational Therapist behind PlayingwithChanel. I have been a Pediatric Occupational Therapist (OT) for the past 10 years and I’m also a mom to two girls (a 1.5 and a 4 year old). 

As a Pediatric OT, I have helped other people’s little ones way before I even had my own.  I have worked with families in clinics, schools and even in their homes. I have spent the past 10 years focusing on childhood development, sensory processing, and feeding. Even though I have worked with little ones professionally for years, it was not until I became a mom that I truly understood how early experiences and exploration really shapes a child’s overall development. 

I started PlayingwithChanel on Instagram when Chanel turned 1 year old. I realized that even as a clinician who knew all the developmental milestones by heart, I felt overwhelmed as a new mom. I knew that development was suppose to be fun and simple, but the internet made me feel anxious and confused. I stopped looking and decided to focus on my professional expertise and decided to have fun documenting it.

I hope to inspire simple and fun play activities while secretly building up your kid’s developmental and foundational skills which will ultimately lead them to preparing them for future success! If you’re looking to learn about childhood development from a therapist and a mom, you came to the right place.     

Thanks for the love and happy learning!