Washington Post hits the mark with front page story

From the Front Page of The Washington Post (June 2, 2014) D.C. Classroom Welcome Babies in Effort to Teach Empathy “Now it has been imported to the United States, amid growing concern about classroom bullying and growing conviction that teaching certain character traits — such as persistence, self-control and self-confidence — is just as crucial [Read More…]

Why Children Need Mindfulness Just As Much As Adults Do (by Carolyn Gregoire)

In the growing conversation around mindfulness, we’re constantly hearing about meditation in the workplace and tech CEOs who swear by the practice. But less attention is being paid to the quietly growing movement for mindfulness in the family, and the use of meditation to optimize the health, well-being and happiness of children. It’s not just [Read More…]

Some Ways to Use Music in the Classroom

Music just makes teaching and learning more enjoyable! Below are some suggestions on how you can incorporate music into your lesson plans! ENJOY! Learning How to Listen – Make a worksheet with words missing and have students listen and fill in the missing words as they are listening to the music. Try some chanting – [Read More…]

Study Concludes that Bullying May Have Lasting Health Effects on Kids. See How Music Can Help…

Kids who are picked on by their peers may see lasting effects on their physical and mental well-being, especially if the bullying is allowed to persist for years, the study below suggests. The study finds that kids who are chronically bullied seem to fare the worst and those who are continually picked on from fifth [Read More…]

Students Who Are Involved in Music Generally Test Higher Than Those Who Are Not!

We’d like to share the highlights of an article we found on SmartBlog on Education called Music education for the classroom teacher By Rourke O’Brien In a new study by UCLA professor James Catterall, an analysis of a U.S. Department of Education database called NELLs88 was used to track more than 25,000 students over a [Read More…]

GROWING SOUND Releases 6 New MUSIC VIDEOS for Bullying Prevention!

GROWING SOUND, a children’s record label, and publisher, based in the Greater Cincinnati area is pleased to announce the release of a new DVD titled BEFORE THE BULLYING: Music Videos for Social Skills. This DVD contains six (6) music videos promoting acceptance, friendship, teamwork, empathy and responsibility. The songs selected for this project stem from two award-winning CD projects [Read More…]

Growing Sound Offers “A Musical Solution to Bullying”!

GROWING SOUND, a children’s record label, and publisher, based in the Greater Cincinnati area is pleased to announce the release of their two new CD projects titled: TAKE CARE and EVERYONE IS SOMEONE featuring DAVID KISOR (and Friends). These CD projects feature songs of Acceptance, Friendship, Teamwork, Empathy and Responsibility; all the POSITIVE things that [Read More…]