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Sound sensitivity in children || Sensibilidad al ruido en los niños.

Sound sensitivity refers to a decrease in sound tolerance to normal environmental sounds (e.g., vacuuming, blending, coffee machine, hand dryers). While sound sensitivity in adults, also known as hyperacusis, is rare, you may need to see a health professional for treatment. It is not uncommon for young children to react to loud noises (e.g., crying, … Continue reading Sound sensitivity in children || Sensibilidad al ruido en los niños.

Building block play || Juego con bloques de construcción

Playing with building blocks has many benefits, including improving abstract thought, symbolic representation, understanding of rules, and spatial awareness (1, 2). Building block play also requires gross and fine motor skills (involves coordination of large and small body movements) and is a fun activity for children, especially if their parents play with them. It is … Continue reading Building block play || Juego con bloques de construcción

Praising prosocial behaviours || Elogio de los comportamientos prosociales

We often think about the behaviours we want our children to do less off (e.g., throwing, arguing, screaming), and agonise over how to reduce those behaviours. We forget to consider the behaviours we want our children to engage in more. Thinking about behaviours you want your children to do more off will help you notice … Continue reading Praising prosocial behaviours || Elogio de los comportamientos prosociales

Shopping with toddlers… because sometimes you have to… || Ir de compras con niños pequeños… porque a veces no hay otra opción…

Doing grocery shopping (or any shopping) with a toddler/s can be challenging and it may be of no surprise that you may be saying things like “stop touching that”, “put that back”, or “no you can’t have that”. Shopping with a toddler/s doesn’t always have to be stressful and there are some strategies you can … Continue reading Shopping with toddlers… because sometimes you have to… || Ir de compras con niños pequeños… porque a veces no hay otra opción…

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