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 interested in studying how babies learn skills like grit and growth mindset from adults, especially as schools are placing more emphasis on developing student character and social-emotional competencies. Check out the full article here.

More Ideas For Helping Kids Develop Grit

Our good friend, Paul A. LeBuffe, M.A., Director of Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, Center for Resilient Children recently posted a guest blog on with ideas and suggestions for helping kids to develop grit for school. Check out the full article on here.

Developing Grit Is Important

GRIT has become a trending topic in education much due to the work of psychologist, Angela Duckworth. Although there are varying opinions on this topic, LeBuffe’s statement seems true. “By helping our children develop grit — building their self-esteem, optimistic mindset and resilience – we’re giving them the tools to tackle the future with a sense of possibility, positivity and excitement.”


Our Tough Stuff Music Can Help!

GROWING SOUND knows the value of this research and has applied it to many of our projects for infants, toddlers and beyond confirming, once again, the power of music to early learning. Check out our award winning TOUGH STUFF music to find songs that focus on grit for preschoolers.

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