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…]

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…]

Why Preschool is the Most Important Year In a Child’s Development

A recent article published on September 15, 2017 on Mindshift penned by Deborah Farmer Kris does a great job of highlighting the value and importance of publicly funded PreK programs-but most importantly that “QUALITY” is what really matters. You can read through the full article here, but pay close attention to the last paragraph about [Read More…]

New Music Project Featuring Songs for Speech and Language Skills

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Covington, KY, October 9, 2017-GROWING SOUND, an award winning children’s music publisher that creates songs based on the latest research in social and emotional development is pleased to announce the release of their newest CD: MUSIC IN MY MOUTH featuring the music of DAVID KISOR just in time for the 2017 AHSA [Read More…]

What Do We Mean When We Say “Social and Emotional Skills”?

Character Science, Social and Emotional Skills, NonCognitive Traits and Habits…you’ve heard these terms before, but what do they mean and is there really a correct description? Author Anya Kemenetz recently tacked this question in her article posted via MindShift. What’s in? What’s out? How do we get there? What research supports these theories? If you’ve [Read More…]

“7 Ways To Raise A Resilient Child”

Parents Magazine recently published a fantastic article titled “7 Ways To Raise A Resilient Child” by Catherine Newman. Ms. Newman touched on so many key points that are spot on in regards to the work we have been doing at Growing Sound for 10 years. Stand By, Step In-But Don’t Take Over, Encourage a Growth [Read More…]

Hello California! We’ve been waiting for you.

EdSource (Highlighting Strategies for Student Success) recently published an article penned by Jane Meredith Adams titled “Understanding social and emotional learning: a quick guide”. According to the article, “To improve education, California is asking schools to improve the way they meet the emotional as well as the academic needs of students.” We are so grateful [Read More…]

Know your own strength and your child’s; Children, Inc. researchers note impact of character strengths

The Research to Practice Department at Children, Inc. (the parent agency for Growing Sound)continues their efforts to promote positive social-emotional learning and development this time through Character Science. An article recently published in the Kentucky Tribune helps explain what Character Science is all about and the need to raise awareness to help build strengths in [Read More…]

Revisiting “Self-Control”

Back in January 2016, MINDSHIFT published an article by Katrina Schwartz titled “Research-based Strategies to Help Children Develop Self-Control”. It’s always a good idea to revisit articles on self-control (especially after a busy holiday season). This article talks about the research of Walter Mischel and his well-known body of work called “THE MARSHMALLOW TEST”. Check [Read More…]