As three sisters our family get togethers often turned into discussions of grand ideas that would save the world or at the very least help some of the children having a difficult journey through early childhood and school. When you combine two teachers with quite different strengths and a speech pathologist who prefers to push the allied health world a little bit off kilter, it was always an energetic and creative collation of opinions and plans. We knew we would eventually do something together. Although never very clear on what that ’something’ would be we always knew it would focus on fun, learning and language.
But our ‘something’ - Let’s Pretend Play - took on a bit more impetus for us after near tragedy. In 2016, our worlds were thrown into disarray when Sharna’s beautiful youngest 16 month old daughter fell ill in Thailand. An 8 day holiday became an 8 week nightmare, when she was air-lifted from Phuket to Bangkok where she would remain on life support for more than 4 weeks.