Sound for Lego Animation Movies

My 9-year old nephew got a book for Christmas on stop-motion animation with Legos. When I saw his first videos, they were so fun I had to add sounds to them. With a few simple suggestions, he was off and running doing all his own sound design. I’ll walk you … Read more

Hearing protection for children

Hearing protection for children of all ages is important because hearing damage from loud sounds is permanent. Children under the age of 5 are more susceptible to hearing damage so it’s especially crucial to protect their ears. What to look for in hearing protection Style The two styles of hearing protection … Read more

Do Baby Heart Rate Apps Work?

When I was pregnant, I was surprised to find apps that claimed they could detect a baby’s heart beat. As an audio expert, I didn’t think it was even possible for a microphone to pick up sounds deep inside the body. So, I decided to prove it by testing at … Read more

Best Non-Electronic Toys for Babies (that use their sense of sound)

While babies love electronic toys that light up and play sounds, there’s a few reasons to give them a sensory experience that’s equally “acoustic,” too: Humans hear a wide frequency range of sounds – much wider than electronic toys can create Acoustic toys can be good for motor skills because … Read more

Books for toddlers about Sound & Listening

Toddlers can learn basic concepts about sound through books and reading. For example, toddlers can learn the difference between loud and quiet, how to listen or when to use an indoor voice versus outdoor voice. These books can be a great way to start talking about these topics. Loud and Quiet … Read more

How loud is too loud for kids?

It’s important for adults to understand what sounds are too loud for kids and what to do about it. Hearing damage (from exposure to loud sounds) is permanent – but we can help prevent it. Three steps to protect your children’s ears (and your ears) from loud sounds Check how … Read more