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…]

Fostering EMPATHY in Kids

The Greater Good Science Center out of Berkeley recently published an article titled “Seven Ways to Foster Empathy in Kids“. As we live in the age of the selfie, a new book from Michele Borba titled “Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World” is creating some powerful discussion. According to Borba, low levels [Read More…]

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…]

Fights With Friends: Help Your Child Learn To Resolve Conflicts

PBS Parents recently posted a great article in their Expert Tips and Advice Area about how to help your children to learn conflict resolution. Many of those conflicts involve their very own friends! The article was written by Eileen Kennedy-Moore, PhD. At Growing Sound we support this research with our BEFORE THE BULLYING Initiative and [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…]

Growth Mindset: Clearing Up Some Confusion

We love to talk about our TOUGH STUFF CD but we especially love to talk about it when it relates directly to research! Check out this article recently posted on MindShift regarding growth mindset and fixed mindset-the research of Dr Carol Dweck. The work we do at GROWNG SOUND is especially relatable to Confusion #2. [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…]