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 through some recommendations on what software to use to add … 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 are earplugs and earmuffs. When worn correctly, both earmuffs and … Read more

Books for toddlers about sound

There’s a lot of concepts that relate to sound that toddlers can understand like loud and quiet, animal sounds, or ears are for listening. Sounds can make a book more fun and hold a toddler’s attention for a bit longer. Loud and Quiet The Quiet Book by Deborah Underwood This book is about situations that call for a quiet voice such … 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 loud the sound is. Get a loudness reading or use … Read more