Teaching Kindness Boosts Preschoolers Achievement

Teaching Kindness, Minfulness, Caring and Empathy have always been important skills incorporated into GROWING SOUND lyrics written by David Kisor in promoting social-emotional learning. And now, new research shows us that teaching these skills can also boost achievement; once again helping children to become ready for school and ready for life. Check out this excellent [Read More…]

Research-based Strategies to Help Children Develop Self-Control

Thank you to our friends at MINDSHIFT for posting this article on research based strategies to help children develop self-control. This article focuses on the work of Psychology Professor Walter Mischel. Read the full article here. Of course SELF-CONTROL is one of the key protective factors identified by the DECA as key in developing a [Read More…]

Preschoolers and Praise

“Preschool children are in the early stages of developing their self concept — their mental picture of who they are, what they can do, and who they are capable of becoming. During this pivotal time, the language parents and educators use with preschoolers — particularly when they face challenges or struggle to learn new skills [Read More…]

Fights With Friends: Help Your Child Learn To Resolve Conflicts

PBS Parents recently posted a great article in their Expert Tips and Advice Area about how to help your children to learn conflict resolution. Many of those conflicts involve their very own friends! The article was written by Eileen Kennedy-Moore, PhD. At Growing Sound we support this research with our BEFORE THE BULLYING Initiative and [Read More…]

How to Raise A Resilient Kid

HUFF POST PARENTS just published a great article titled ‘HOW TO RAISE A RESILIENT KID” by Lorraine Allen once again validating the work we do here at GROWING SOUND. Everything we do stems from the latest research in social-emotional development including Resilience Theory. Allen’s article goes on to mention “If we give our kids the [Read More…]

New Research on Children and Self-Esteem

We love hearing children sing our songs “I CAN DO IT” and “BIG STRONG SMART WONDERFUL ME”! It gives us that confidence that the work we are doing at GROWING SOUND really is making a difference. Molly McElroy from the Institute of Learning and Brain Sciences recently contributed an article to UWTODAY (published by University [Read More…]

Nurturing the Next Van Gogh? Start With Small Steps

We recently found this article in the Mindshift archives about fostering creativity in young children. The article goes on to explain that nurturing the creative mind helps to foster a generation of innovators. One of Growing Sound’s best CDs to help foster creativity is our CD titled: IMAGINATION GENERATION. When this album was published in [Read More…]

Making the Most of Reading Aloud

Making the Most of Reading Aloud: Practical Strategies for Parents of Young Children is a terrific article recently published by PBS.org with an interesting study. We especially liked the suggestions for parents and #4 really jumped out at us as it is a great tie in to our song on the DANDELION CD titled “Let’s [Read More…]

Nurturing Resilience in our Children

The Huffington Post/UK just published a terrific article by Marc Smith (psychologist/educator) about nurturing resilience in young children. Smith offers 5 top suggestions. After reviewing the article we affirmed that we are on the right track with our Songs of Resilience Series (specifically I CAN DO IT, I CAN COUNT ON YOU, and I CAN [Read More…]

GROWING SOUND wins Academics Choice Award!

ANYTHING’S POSSIBLE: Songs For A Montessori Environment published by GROWING SOUND has been selected as the winner of the 2015 Academics’ Choice Smart Media Award. Academics Choice Awards bring recognition to the best thinking-based products on the market. Academics Choice promotes the best brain-boosting, genuinely effective learning tools that stimulate the mind, and provide potential [Read More…]