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…]

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…]

Making the Most of Reading Aloud

Making the Most of Reading Aloud: Practical Strategies for Parents of Young Children is a terrific article recently published by PBS.org with an interesting study. We especially liked the suggestions for parents and #4 really jumped out at us as it is a great tie in to our song on the DANDELION CD titled “Let’s [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…]

“Sharing” leads to Success

We are encouraged by the recent article in The Washington Post that discusses research that shows how “sharing” in kindergarten leads to success later in life. “The research, which involved tracking nearly 800 students for two decades, suggests that specific social-emotional skills among young children can be powerful predictors for success later in life.” Read [Read More…]

SuperHeroes and a Growth Mindset

Kudos to Kathy Dyer on her recent blog on NWEA (@NWEA) using the concept of SuperHeroes to introduce the latest research on Growth Mindsets. We love how Dyer ties it all together in reinforcing how students and teachers (both) have an ability and need to grow – to learn new things, new ways of thinking [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…]

Developing Independence in Children

Michigan State University Extension recently published an article that really grabbed our attention titled “Developing Independence in Children”. The author, Carrie Shrier offers four parenting tips to help support your child’s growing independence. 1) Teach Self-Help Skills 2) Require Chores and Family Responsibilities 3) Don’t fight their battles 4) Impose Natural Consequences Of course here [Read More…]

Kindness Curriculum and Mindfulness

A recent article featured in HuffPost talks about how kids in groundbreaking ‘Kindness Curriculum’ get better grades. Much of the focus of this article also discusses the area of “Mindfulness”. At GROWING SOUND we continue to be one step ahead in the latest research. Our CD and coordinating Resource Manual titled HERE, NOW KNOW-HOW actually [Read More…]