Self-Regulation Helps Kindergartners

From a  recent article published in EdSource:  A new study from New York University researchers Clancy Blair and C. Cybele Raver links a kindergarten program that specifically promotes “executive functions” – such as self-control, paying attention and planning – with academic improvements that persist beyond kindergarten. If this study is of interest to you, you might [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…]

How Social-Emotional Learning Transforms Classrooms

The Greater Good e-newsletter published by University of California, Berkeley recently published an article that confirms what Growing Sound has been promoting with our songs and resources; SEL doesn’t just change the teaching-it changes the teachers and the students. Check out this great story below. How Social-Emotional Learning Transforms Classrooms By Vicki Zakrzewski | September [Read More…]

Growing Sound and Kandoo Kids

  Kandoo University (created by Kandoo Kids products) has included Children, Inc. parenting tips along with our Growing Sound song “Let’s Pick A Picture” from the new DANDELION CD on their website! Kandoo Kids creates potty training wipes and personal care items for toddlers and early preschoolers. The focus of this parenting tip was on “dialogical reading”. [Read More…]

The Empathy Quiz

  Empathy is the ability to sense other people’s emotions, coupled with the ability to imagine what someone else might be thinking or feeling. Research suggests that empathic people tend to be more generous and concerned with others’ welfare, and they also tend to have happier relationships and greater personal well-being. Empathy can also improve [Read More…]