Julie Granger Mum to 5 year old new school starter
Although our son doesn't start school until January next year, he is already playing with your cards daily. He proudly tells me about all the things he needs to do each morning before big school by reference to the cards. I love that they are picture only cards so it doesn't matter that our son can't read. What a great initiative to ease the transition to school!
Genevieve Matthews, is the creator and founder of the productivity and performance tool, The Art of Extraordinary™. Her passion and profession combine being creative and facilitating learning through games.
"Certainly the hours playing lego, cards, puzzles, playdough and painting have influenced my ability to play now professionally. I love putting a smile on people's faces, seeing them learn through developing their creative talents, unlocking potential. It was a natural transition to bring the play I was doing personally at home with the kids into my working environment. There is evidence now re-affirming the benefits and value of creative play on the brain helping adults and children learn. It provides an increase in empathy, motivation and efficiency, it improves memory and increases testosterone effecting energy, mood and self-esteem. Great reasons to play more with our kids, even when it's about the serious stuff."
The School's Coming project evolved from our own family needs to seeing the need with other families. We realised early in the school journey the enormous value and importance of having a fun, nourishing and nurturing start to every morning. Our mornings are much calmer, more organised, we laugh, listen to the music and we handle the hiccups better! We're committed now to helping other families, childcare and school's support the holistic development of children from very first thing in the morning, throughout their day and into their evenings. A child's home life and developing life skills is essential.
An NLP Trainer (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and Values Pendulum® Business Consultant, Genevieve knows what makes people tick and how to implement and improve quickly and effectively. Combining a long career in management with motherhood, work and study, Genevieve understands the juggle and challenges facing many individuals and parents. Her career prior to motherhood took her around the world, presenting and training thousands of people. Heading up a business, leading her own team, she is not shy about saying it how it needs to be said and doing what needs to be done.
Reknown for her passion, her down to earth articulation and creativity, she will help you and your family to do it better, differently, and make it even more extraordinary.