Using Positive Words:Creating An Encouraging Classroom

NAEYC recently published an article written by Deb Jones in the August/Sept 2019 issue of Teaching Young Children all about the impact of using positive words with children in the early learning environment. “Words matter. They are packages of power that can harm or help. As Fred Rogers said, “The greatest thing we can do [Read More…]

Helping Children Cope After a Traumatic Event

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. A recent article published by Child Mind Institute does a great job offering suggestions for helping [Read More…]

“We can work to make a difference right where we are”

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 in [Read More…]

5 Simple Ways To Encourage Brain Development In Your Little One

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. Ron Ferguson is the brain behind this research study which he refers to as the “Boston Basics” and that they need to be connected with the [Read More…]

Growing Sound featured in National Holiday Catalog!

Thinking about the Holidays? Are you encouraged by conscious consumerism? Growing Sound is pleased to be included in the 2018 National Social Enterprise Alliance Holiday Catalog. This year is all about toasting good and celebrating the social enterprises doing great work in our society! Featuring 16 shops, 100+ social enterprises and over 400 products, the [Read More…]

Growing Sound Introduces “SHINE MOODY” Interactive Program

Covington, KY, September 5, 2018-GROWING SOUND, a children’s music publisher that creates songs based on the latest research in social and emotional development, is pleased to announce a new interactive program titled SHINE MOODY. The SHINE MOODY program stems from a partnership with Lexington (KY) based children’s author: MzMarty, and her book titled ‘Mr. Moody’s [Read More…]

Beyond Twinkle, Twinkle: Using Music with Infants and Toddlers

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…]

Grit and Resilience in Babies

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…]

No place for Social-Emotional Learning in Schools? Are you sure?

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…]