Teaching Kindness Boosts Preschoolers Achievement

Teaching Kindness, Minfulness, Caring and Empathy have always been important skills incorporated into GROWING SOUND lyrics written by David Kisor in promoting social-emotional learning. And now, new research shows us that teaching these skills can also boost achievement; once again helping children to become ready for school and ready for life. Check out this excellent [Read More…]

Preschoolers and Praise

“Preschool children are in the early stages of developing their self concept — their mental picture of who they are, what they can do, and who they are capable of becoming. During this pivotal time, the language parents and educators use with preschoolers — particularly when they face challenges or struggle to learn new skills [Read More…]

How to Raise A Resilient Kid

HUFF POST PARENTS just published a great article titled ‘HOW TO RAISE A RESILIENT KID” by Lorraine Allen once again validating the work we do here at GROWING SOUND. Everything we do stems from the latest research in social-emotional development including Resilience Theory. Allen’s article goes on to mention “If we give our kids the [Read More…]

Growth Mindset: Clearing Up Some Confusion

We love to talk about our TOUGH STUFF CD but we especially love to talk about it when it relates directly to research! Check out this article recently posted on MindShift regarding growth mindset and fixed mindset-the research of Dr Carol Dweck. The work we do at GROWNG SOUND is especially relatable to Confusion #2. [Read More…]

Nurturing the Next Van Gogh? Start With Small Steps

We recently found this article in the Mindshift archives about fostering creativity in young children. The article goes on to explain that nurturing the creative mind helps to foster a generation of innovators. One of Growing Sound’s best CDs to help foster creativity is our CD titled: IMAGINATION GENERATION. When this album was published in [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…]