Children and Imagination

Ahhh yes…imagination. The ability of the mind to be both creative and resourceful. Research tells us that 92% of our brain is developed by the age of 5 so naturally the intent to promote and cultivate imagination is key to school readiness in young children. Child Trends recently published a great video that asks “Where [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…]

We made the NEWS!

So grateful to WCPO-9 on Your Side for supporting our BEFORE THE BULLYING: Using Arts To Prevent Bullying Program. This program was made possible through a GRANT we received from ARTSWAVE (Cincinnati). Over 750 students and 40+ teachers and administrators will participate in this event in 2 schools in Northern KY over the course of [Read More…]

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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…]

The Surprise Benefit of Moving and Grooving with Your Kid

Well WE certainly have known the value of dancing with children. We see kids come alive at our Growing Sound concerts when we invite them to join with us on “Do the Walk”, “Make a Face”, “Dance Like The Whole World’s watching” and more. Now NPR is confirming this with a great article on Goats [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…]