Five Ways Music Can Make You Healthier

  At GROWING SOUND we create music/songs for children based on the latest research in social and emotional development. But, many, many, many of our songs can be applied to the caregiver as well. That caregiver can be a teacher, a parent, a grandparent… As a matter of fact, our award-winning Songs of Resilience Series even includes [Read More…]

Preschool Kids and Self-Regulation

The Oregonian recently posted an article on their website that discusses how research shows how preschool kids can have fun building the crucial life skill of “self-regulation”. Of course we here at GROWING SOUND already knew that when we introduced our CD titled I CAN SETTLE DOWN, so we even added to the comments at [Read More…]

“Sensitive Caregiving”

  A longitudinal study by researchers at the University of Minnesota and others published in the current issue of Child Development demonstrate that “sensitive caregiving” by parents in the first three years of life predict social functioning and academic success all the way into adulthood.  They define sensitive care giving as: 1) a Responding to [Read More…]

DANDELION makes the Gift Guide!

We just found out that DANDELION is included in the 2014 Cincinnati Toy Makers Gift Guide. Perfect for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa http://www.cincinnatitoymakers.com/dandelion-cd.html DANDELION featuring DEMI MAYS (And Friends) is a collection of songs that capture and celebrate the day to day joys in a young child’s life and how they interact with the parents and [Read More…]

Well-Doing + Well-Being for Children

Growing Sound Research Director, Tom Lottman, was recently invited to be a special guest blogger for Psychology Today with his article titled “Well-Doing + Well-Being for Children/The Missing Connection In Education. We are so proud to share this article and Tom’s great insight. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/what-matters-most/201411/well-doing-well-being-children

DANDELION wins FAMILY REVIEW CENTER Award

The newest GROWING SOUND release, DANDELION featuring DEMI MAYS (And Friends) was recently award the FAMILY REVIEW CENTER-GOLD AWARD. Family Review Center has been serving families and businesses since 2000. It is their goal, purpose and passion to connect their visitors with the latest and greatest products to hit the market. If a product is family friendly [Read More…]

Bullying Still a Prevalent Issue

Science Daily recently published this report. Bullying in schools is still prevalent based on a national report. Despite a dramatic increase in public awareness and anti-bullying legislation nationwide, the prevalence of bullying is still one of the most pressing issues facing our nation’s youth. We MUST take a prevention approach! Teach skills of Acceptance, Friendship, [Read More…]

Building children’s social and emotional strength

We are always excited to see articles that feature GROWING SOUND partners. This recent article in The Intelligencer (Bucks County PA) was contributed by Marilyn B. Benoit, M.D. from the Devereux Center for Resilient Children. GROWING SOUND partnered with Devereux on the development of our SONGS OF RESILIENCE SERIES (Teachers Choice Award Recipient) Read the [Read More…]

How Emotional Connections Can Trigger Creativity and Learning

“Creativity is representing some kind of relevant problem in a new way and making people understand it, and feel about it, and have some insight into something that matters.” We love this article featured in MindShift.  Seems to be a direct fit to what we are doing with our award-winning project titled IMAGINATION GENERATION. “Students’ [Read More…]

DANDELION receives MOM’S CHOICE AWARD!

The Mom’s Choice Awards Name “DANDELION” Among the Best in Family-Friendly Products GROWING SOUND (a division of Children, Inc) is honored to announce that “DANDELION” featuring DEMI MAYS (And Friends) has earned the prestigious Mom’s Choice Award®. Having been rigorously evaluated by an MCA judging panel, “DANDELION” is deemed to be among the best products [Read More…]