“7 Ways To Raise A Resilient Child”

Parents Magazine recently published a fantastic article titled “7 Ways To Raise A Resilient Child” by Catherine Newman. Ms. Newman touched on so many key points that are spot on in regards to the work we have been doing at Growing Sound for 10 years. Stand By, Step In-But Don’t Take Over, Encourage a Growth [Read More…]

Hello California! We’ve been waiting for you.

EdSource (Highlighting Strategies for Student Success) recently published an article penned by Jane Meredith Adams titled “Understanding social and emotional learning: a quick guide”. According to the article, “To improve education, California is asking schools to improve the way they meet the emotional as well as the academic needs of students.” We are so grateful [Read More…]

Newly-Released Data Supports Positive Child and Family Well-Being

Growing Sound songs certainly promote positive family connections. Now research by Casey Family Programs proves it again with a report supporting positive child and family well being. This new report illuminates the importance of HOPE—Health Outcomes of Positive Experiences, a framework that studies and promotes positive child and family well-being. Read the full article and [Read More…]

Know your own strength and your child’s; Children, Inc. researchers note impact of character strengths

The Research to Practice Department at Children, Inc. (the parent agency for Growing Sound)continues their efforts to promote positive social-emotional learning and development this time through Character Science. An article recently published in the Kentucky Tribune helps explain what Character Science is all about and the need to raise awareness to help build strengths in [Read More…]

Introducing New Music Project for Foster and Adoption Families

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New Music Project for Foster/Adoption Families Covington, KY, December 15, 2016-GROWING SOUND, an award winning children’s music publisher that creates songs based on the latest research in social and emotional development is pleased to announce the release of their newest music CD: MY HAND IN YOUR HAND: Songs for Families Who Reach [Read More…]

Defining The Skills For Success

“Useable Knowledge”, that is published out by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, recently posted an article by Leah Shafer titled “Defining The skills For Success” that signals the difference between executive function and other regulation-related skills in regards to child development. According to the article, “strong executive function (EF) is key to children’s success [Read More…]

Teachers: What words do you use to encourage a child’s efforts?

New teachers often struggle with their first experiences during “report card” season. Report cards help communicate a students’ progress. Finding the right words can make a difference not only in encouraging the child, but encouraging the parent as well. Writing unique and meaningful report card comments takes effort. If only negative statements are written, the [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…]

What Changes When A School Embraces Mindfulness?

This is an article we found interesting in regards to implementing the MINDUP Curriculum into the classroom. Researchers are continuing to see proven examples of how academic performance improves when mindfulness strategies are used. Although the research conducted in this article was on older children, we see mindfulness strategies used in the early childhood classroom [Read More…]