“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…]

GROWING SOUND Introduces PD Training for ACEs

There is important work and research being done throughout our country in studying the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Growing Sound (in cooperation with the Children, Inc. Innovation Lab) is pleased to announce a NEW training for 2019 featuring KY Credentialed Specialty Trainer and Award-Winning Songwriter; DAVID KISOR. I’M GONNA FIND A WAY: Songs [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…]

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…]

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…]

How To Pick A Preschool

The Harvard Graduate School of Education recently published an article in their perspective and opinions column by Suzanne Bouffard titled “How To Pick A Preschool”. We know year after year thousands of families struggle with this decision and Ms. Bouffard offers some great tips for navigating the process and what to look for. We are [Read More…]

Joining Forces For Children

Our parent agency, Children, Inc. is always looking for every opportunity to make an impact with children and families within our community, regionally… and even nationally. The Children, Inc. Innovation Lab team headed up by Tom Lottman (who also is the Research Director for Growing Sound) is doing great work in regards to building resilience [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…]