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…]

Emotional Intelligence in Business

It is true that most of the work that GROWING SOUND does is in the area of early childhood education. Our songs focus on resilience, positive psychology, masterful motivation and more. But we love when we come across an article that takes the work we are doing with young children, and applies the same principles [Read More…]

Nurturing Resilience in our Children

The Huffington Post/UK just published a terrific article by Marc Smith (psychologist/educator) about nurturing resilience in young children. Smith offers 5 top suggestions. After reviewing the article we affirmed that we are on the right track with our Songs of Resilience Series (specifically I CAN DO IT, I CAN COUNT ON YOU, and I CAN [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…]

Believe that “Anything’s Possible”

“When students are informed that it’s possible to improve their IQ, they respond by improving their IQ. A simple message of possibility opens the door to an improvement in brain function.” This is just one point from a recent article in MINDSHIFT that emphasizes that “results tell us that beliefs matter, perhaps much more than [Read More…]

DANDELION wins 5th award!

CREATIVE CHILD MAGAZINE recently announced that DANDELION (featuring Demi Mays (and Friends), with music and lyrics by David Kisor) published by GROWING SOUND has been named 2015 CD of the YEAR (Kids CD Category). Creative Child Magazine is a national bi-monthly publication that provides parents with the latest information on how to nurture their child’s [Read More…]

Growing Sound and Highlights Magazine!

It is rare that you meet someone who hasn’t heard of “Highlights Magazine”, right? (First published in 1946 and now surpasses 1 Billion copies in print!) Today Highlights has several other extensions including High-Five Magazine (targeted for children ages 2-6). It’s more than just a magazine-it’s now fully interactive! Yet, these magazines do not carry [Read More…]