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…]

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…]

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…]

Nurturing the Next Van Gogh? Start With Small Steps

We recently found this article in the Mindshift archives about fostering creativity in young children. The article goes on to explain that nurturing the creative mind helps to foster a generation of innovators. One of Growing Sound’s best CDs to help foster creativity is our CD titled: IMAGINATION GENERATION. When this album was published in [Read More…]

BEFORE THE BULLYING Initiative featured by WCPO9

We are so grateful to Cincinnati “9 on Your Side” Reporter, LUCY MAY, for featuring our BEFORE THE BULLYING Initiative in a recent “Insider” article. You can preview the article below, or sign up to be a WCPO Insider and read the full article. We invite YOU to make a difference in YOUR area by [Read More…]

Nurturing Resilience in our Children

The Huffington Post/UK just published a terrific article by Marc Smith (psychologist/educator) about nurturing resilience in young children. Smith offers 5 top suggestions. After reviewing the article we affirmed that we are on the right track with our Songs of Resilience Series (specifically I CAN DO IT, I CAN COUNT ON YOU, and I CAN [Read More…]

GROWING SOUND wins Academics Choice Award!

ANYTHING’S POSSIBLE: Songs For A Montessori Environment published by GROWING SOUND has been selected as the winner of the 2015 Academics’ Choice Smart Media Award. Academics Choice Awards bring recognition to the best thinking-based products on the market. Academics Choice promotes the best brain-boosting, genuinely effective learning tools that stimulate the mind, and provide potential [Read More…]

10 Instant Ways to Calm Yourself Down

Everyday Health recently published a great article by Therese Borchard titled “10 Instant Ways to Calm Yourself Down”. The article references “mindfulness” techniques and also references Lauren Brukner’s Book “The Kids Guide to Staying Awesome and In Control”. You can read the full article with links here. We want to add to this article that [Read More…]

DANDELION wins 5th award!

CREATIVE CHILD MAGAZINE recently announced that DANDELION (featuring Demi Mays (and Friends), with music and lyrics by David Kisor) published by GROWING SOUND has been named 2015 CD of the YEAR (Kids CD Category). Creative Child Magazine is a national bi-monthly publication that provides parents with the latest information on how to nurture their child’s [Read More…]