Six Special Momtreprenuers Who Are Working to Make a Difference in Our Community
Company: The Developmental Garden
Social Skills and Developmental Products Helping Children to Blossom
Her family: My husband, Chuck, and I have two beautiful children, Daniel (15) and Amy (9). We adopted both of our children, and they have been a true blessing in our lives. Daniel is a natural artist – he loves to draw, paint, create and LOVES to cook and hopes to be a chef! Amy is a natural athlete and excels in any sport she plays. She is a loving and nurturing young lady, and hopes to be either a veterinarian or a police officer!.
Her start up: Daniel has autism and we have learned so much more than we ever anticipated in our child-raising journey because of that! It has opened new doors, led to a move across the country, and the development of awesome social skills products!
My business partner is a developmental specialist, and was working with my son with her prototype social skills game. We decided to produce the board game, as well as the apps, to help children all over the world with their social and emotional skills!
The Give Me 5 games help children fit in with their peers in a way that does not feel forced, reenacting every day social situations to teach social cues, manners and proper responses to frustration, conflict and routine encounters.
This fun, non-competitive game covers 8 different types of social skills: awareness, nonverbal communication, verbal communication, emotional awareness, perspective taking, manners and understanding the big-picture. High 5s are given along the way to support the child’s positive social development and nurture their self-esteem.
The Give Me 5 Apps use video learning to analyze real-life social situations and facilitate social rule acquisition and deeper social understanding. Kids are active learners because they can personalize their profile, pick a virtual friend, try for bonus squares, and level up as they game their way to social success!
The goal of the Give Me 5 Board Game and Apps, and The Developmental Garden, is to help children achieve better social understanding for long-term success in life! It is available through amazon.com. The Give Me 5 Apps are available through itunes and googleplay.
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