Hi! My name is Agustina Jarque. I'm from Uruguay and currently living in Ottawa, Canada.
I have experience in both, educational and clinical psychotherapy, but I am passionate about working with children. I have worked with kids with special needs, particularly, those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
After moving to Canada, I started to question myself many things, including what I wanted to do with my career. I realized that I wanted to do something different for a change, something that had to do with my line of study, but also made an impact towards a topic that I have been an advocate for a long time: inclusion. Therefore, that is how I came up with the idea of using these boxes, which include and invite all children to play!
Every box contains toys, chosen to encourage every single kid to create and that stimulate their development through play.
I believe motivation is the best way to learn, and since playing is the language of children, it is the best way for us to connect with them.
In my past experience as a psychotherapist, many parents ask me what toys to give their children or how to play with them to help them. Therefore, that is why we select every single toy in these Sensory boxes with great dedication and has a unique purpose. Also, every box comes with an information package that explains the benefits of every toy and how to best use them.
I am happy to be able to give families the chance to get closer to their kids through playing with them, and by understanding the benefits that comes with doing so, help their kids with their development in a fun and relaxed way.
To my mind, happy memories are the best gift someone can give children because it means leaving positive and affective marks that will accompany them throughout their lives.