Suspending Preschoolers?

A very interesting article was recently published on Mindshift discussing how suspending preschoolers really does NOT work and how adults can intervene. Suspending preschoolers? Really? YES! It’s a fact. According to the U.S. Department of Education, 6,743 children who were enrolled in district-provided pre-K in 2013-14 received one or more out-of-school suspensions. Oh my… Check [Read More…]

Finally! Head Start gets funding for Social Emotional Learning

We’ve been so patient waiting to get the word and now it is here! NPREd is reporting that a big move is coming to Head Start and much of it involves funding for social-emotional learning. At Growing Sound SEL is our key focus! We have great songs and resources that can make a big impact [Read More…]

Tips For Making Transitions Easier For Children

Our thanks to River City News, and our own parent organization (Children, Inc.), for sharing these great tips for making back to school transitions easier for children. We LOVE that they included our song, “I Keep A Kiss In My Pocket” in this article. This song promote healthy attachment, one of the 3 protective factors [Read More…]

The Center on the Developing Child out of Harvard University set the record straight about some aspects of early child development with their recent post titled “8 Things to Remember about Child Development” and now they want to share this information with you; the teacher, the parent, the caregiver, the administrator and others who work [Read More…]

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Three Ways to Promote Social-Emotional Development in The Classroom

Our thanks to Education World for recently posting this article by contributing writer Aimee Hosler on best practices to promote social-emotional development in the classroom. Aimee shares great tips (and reasons) but we just wanted to add that Growing Sound songs can make a BIG difference in teaching these skills too. Check out the full [Read More…]

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…]

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…]