Revisiting “Self-Control”

Back in January 2016, MINDSHIFT published an article by Katrina Schwartz titled “Research-based Strategies to Help Children Develop Self-Control”. It’s always a good idea to revisit articles on self-control (especially after a busy holiday season). This article talks about the research of Walter Mischel and his well-known body of work called “THE MARSHMALLOW TEST”. Check [Read More…]

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…]

Why Young Kids Learn Through Movement

One of our most popular trainings presented by David Kisor is our training titled “Building Social and Emotional Awareness Through Music and Movement”. This is why we were thrilled to read this recent article published by TheAtlantic.com website written by Lara N. Dotson-Renta. The author makes many points relative to the same things GROWING SOUND [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…]

Announcing an exciting new partnership!

Growing Sound is excited to announce a brand new partnership with KANDOO Kids, a consumer brand marketed by Nehemiah Manufacturing Co. KANDOO Kids creates personal care products for toddlers and developing preschoolers. Their current campaign offers 3 GROWING SOUND songs available on a digital download card in specially marked packages of KANDOO Wipes (available at [Read More…]

Growing Sound and Highlights Magazine!

It is rare that you meet someone who hasn’t heard of “Highlights Magazine”, right? (First published in 1946 and now surpasses 1 Billion copies in print!) Today Highlights has several other extensions including High-Five Magazine (targeted for children ages 2-6). It’s more than just a magazine-it’s now fully interactive! Yet, these magazines do not carry [Read More…]