Using Positive Words – How To Create An Encouraging Classroom With Words and Music…

NAEYC published an article written by Deb Jones in Teaching Young Children all about the impact of using positive words with children in the early learning environment. Why Words Matter “Words matter. They are packages of power that can harm or help. As Fred Rogers said, “The greatest thing we can do is let people [Read More…]

Helping Children Cope After a Traumatic Event With Music…

Unfortunately, traumatic events happen every day, in every community. Children may often be experiencing confusion and hear more than we think. As caregivers we need to provide consistency and safety and help them to become resilient to these traumas. Helping Children Cope After a Traumatic Event An article published by Child Mind Institute does a [Read More…]

We Are Making Music That Helps Children Become Good Neighbors…

  A bunch of us on the Growing Sound team grew up with the principles often taught by the late-great FRED ROGERS. We learned so much about critical social and emotional skills that are still with us today. FRED ROGERS did great work that impacted our nation, but it was the work that he did [Read More…]

5 Simple Ways To Encourage Brain Development With Music…

Babies, babies, everywhere. We all love the little ones and a recent article published in Mindshift offers 5 simple ways to encourage brain development in our youngest of learners… 5 simple ways to encourage brain development Ron Ferguson is the brain behind this research study which he refers to as the “Boston Basics” and that [Read More…]

Using Music With Infants and Toddlers To Brighten Their Mood, Benefit the Brain, and Boost Their Language Skills…

Back in 2016, ZerotoThree.org published an article by Rebecca Parlakian and Claire Lerner that studied the effects of using Music with Infants and Toddlers. In this article, they explore the many ways that music promotes growth in the various developmental domains and how infant/toddler professionals can use music experiences to support children’s early learning. Check [Read More…]

Building Grit and Resilience With Babies and Toddlers Using Music…

The 74 recently published an article titled “What You Never Realized You Were Teaching Your Child About Grit & Resilience: MIT Study Captures Techniques That Work for Babies as Young as 13 Months”. The article, written by Kate Stringer talks about the results of a recent study by MIT Graduate Student-Julia Leonard. Ms. Leonard was [Read More…]

Social-Emotional Learning Is More Important Than Ever and Music Can Help…

Education Week recently published a great article by Peter DeWitt focusing (once again) on the importance of social-emotional learning. DeWitt had posted a previous article and was (or wasn’t) surprised by the comments and feedback he received from (what he calls) “the naysayers”. But Dewitt builds his case once again in this new article and [Read More…]