OUR STORY

about avery and ruth

The concept of Avery&Ruth began when I was pregnant for the first time at the age of 40s. I want my daughter see me as a friend and a trusted advisor when she goes to college, so I started to learn about the surprising power our our brain and and the mindfulness. 

In a nutshell, mindfulness can help reverse our brain age and it also does wonder to a the development of our kids cognitive ability .  

As many of you know that 85% of everyone’s cognitive ability is formed by the age of 3. So our goal is to stimulate toddler and baby brain development through a wide range of disciplines through Montessori, STEM learning, Occupational Therapy, and Mindfulness Practice

Studies have also linked the cognitive ability to mindfulness practice, specifically in the domains of focused attention, memory capacity, and other executive functions.

It provides a meaningful path for our kids to connect deeply with themselves and the world around them that supports the development of two core social-emotional skills: self-awareness and self-regulation.

I am an enthusiast of the sensorial exploration of open-ended objects that enriches brain development and social-emotional skills. 

With a love for natural and eco-friendly materials that can be incorporated into day-to-day STEM learning-inspired activities at different development stages, children can continue using the toys to practice mindfulness meditation as they grow and shape their views about themselves, the world, and their experiences.

They learn o reframe events, regulate their emotions, and grow resilient so they can deal with the ups and downs in the future.

We are committed to adding more earth friendly Toys and share what we learnt with fellow parents as shelter in place takes place. If you believe what we do and want to contribute to our journal or anything you’d like to share, do drop us a line here.

To make mindfulness practice accessible for everyone, we have added resources where you can download all the free printable coloring pages for fun and ideas of mindfulness activities for kids, do check it out! 

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PEACE CORNER - A PLACE FOR MINDFULNESS

Create a small, safe space where a child may choose to go to exercise self-regulation. It will help them acknowledge and understand what are they’re feeling at that moment. They can read, count blessings, and do a feelings check while in that corner. IDEAS: tart creating a peace corner with cushions, books, cuddly toys, and a feelings check poster.

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RESEARCH

Parents know best – that every child deserves the best. Avery & Ruth create toys based on the research findings of respected academic researchers, experts, and practitioners in child development, psychology, and education.

Dr. Justin Halberda

A professor of psychological and brain sciences at Johns Hopkins University and directs two laboratories focusing on child development and the Vision and Cognition Lab.

Dr. Norman Doidge

A psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and author of The Brain that Changes Itself and The Brain’s Way of Healing. He is currently on faculty at Columbia University and the University of Toronto’s Department of Psychiatry.

Dr. William Staso

The author of Brain under Construction and Neural Foundations: What Stimulation Your Baby Needs to Become Smart.  The book provides activity ideas and environmental considerations for parents of infants from birth through 7 months of age.

Dr. Melissa Clearfield

She focuses on child development research, and her current line of research explores whether socio-economic status impacts how these factors interact in very young infants.

Dr. Natasha Marrus

Her areas of clinical interest include child and adolescent psychiatry, autism, pervasive development disorders, developmental disabilities, and gross motor development’s link to brain functional connectivity in infants and toddlers.

Dr. Mark Bertin

A developmental pediatrician and author of How Children Thrive: Mindful Parenting for ADHD, and the Family ADHD Solution, which integrates mindfulness and other evidence-based pediatric care practices.  He is also a contributing author for the book Teaching Mindfulness Skills to Kids and Teens.

Dr. Michael Inzlicht

He focuses on the areas of social psychology and neuroscience. His recent work centers on improving our understanding of self-control and the related concepts of cognitive control of executive function

Dr. Sara N. Gallant

Her research at the University of Southern California includes the correlation of mindfulness meditation practice, executive functioning, and the benefits of mindfulness practice.

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