Creativity is the Skill of the Future and Our Imagination Generation Music Can Help!…

Forbes.com published a great article by Anna Powers identifying “Creativity” as the skill of the future. Powers looks at technology as a major driving force to our world today, but it is the following few lines that speak the most to us here at GROWING SOUND. “Ultimately a computer lacks imagination or creativity to dream [Read More…]

We Are Making Music That Helps Children Become Good Neighbors…

  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 [Read More…]

Social-Emotional Learning Is More Important Than Ever and Music Can Help…

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…]

How Our Music Can Help Your Child Know Their Own Strength By Using Character Science…

  Growing Sound continues our efforts to promote positive social-emotional learning and development 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 both adults and children. You can read the full article here. Award [Read More…]

Music Can Help Kids Make Transitions Much Easier – View a List Back to School Transitions from River City News…

  Our thanks to River City News for sharing these great tips for making back to school transitions easier for children. We LOVE that they included our song, “I Keep A Kiss In My Pocket” in this article. This song promote healthy attachment, one of the 3 protective factors that help build resilience. Read the [Read More…]

How Music Can Help Foster Mindfulness In Children…

This is an article we found interesting in regards to implementing the MINDUP Curriculum into the classroom. Researchers are continuing to see proven examples of how academic performance improves when mindfulness strategies are used. Although the research conducted in this article was on older children, we see mindfulness strategies used in the early childhood classroom [Read More…]

Tips On How You Can Make the Most Out of Reading Aloud to Your Children…

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. Check out the full article here. ​Read the Pictures! We especially liked the suggestions for parents and “read the pictures” really jumped out at us as it is a great [Read More…]