Does your little one love being read to?
Visit our YouTube channel for some fun storytime with Green Bean & Friends:
Author of the Green Bean Collection, Anita Frost, is reading one of her stories at Fun Kids radio station! The stories are perfect for preschoolers and are all about helping you learn key skills in vocabulary, communication, literacy and numeracy.
Featured Book in the story is 'Green Bean’s Bedtime'. This book is a valuable tool for encouraging children to enjoy their bedtime routine. Each page is fun and educational, supporting parents with what can often be challenging times, like bedtime. This is a wonderful paperback story for all Green Bean fans.
Get a glimpse of the fun that goes on behind the scenes at our award winning productions.
The awards shine a spotlight on the innovation and adaptability of these organisations who have continued to grow and develop whilst navigating the uncertainties of the business world over the past few years.
About Green Bean Studios: Green Bean Studios is the creative headquarters for the lovable children’s brand, the Green Bean Collection - a collectable series of educational children’s books, toys, games and edutainment, creating precious moments whilst having fun adventures!
Contact: For more information or any enquiries, please contact Melissa Brannlund, Editor for Green Bean Studios firstname.lastname@example.org
What's your creative flare!?
Creativity allows us to view and solve problems more openly and with innovation. Creativity opens the mind, make some time to unleash your creativity.
Keep a look out for what new releases we will be sharing over 2023 as a creative children's brand
Founder, Author & Executive Producer, Anita Frost, is a mixed race Afro-Caribbean female. Though being from an under-represented background has brought its own challenges, it has also given her a unique perspective on the importance of inclusivity, diversity, and community, which are all key messages carried throughout the Green Bean stories.
Anita is passionate about supporting women in business, and with an awareness that females are under-represented in many TV and Media roles, she has purposefully collaborated with many females for creating this TV series.
Green Bean Studios welcomes people from a wide variety of backgrounds and circumstances, drawing on the unique talents they bring. Currently working on the Green Bean & Friends animated TV series, we employ to date: 5+ people of colour; 2+ people with learning disabilities; 2+ people from socially deprived areas; 5+ females.
We fully support and value having a diverse and inclusive team and know that each individual’s skills and experience enriches our team and fully benefits our creative productions.
The Green Bean & Friends series will communicate a unique creative perspective of British culture and what it means to be British.
Anita’s creative approach to the stories and characters in our series will impart them with a strong sense of community and the importance of identity, encouraging children to express their own creative individuality and be proud of their identities.
The six characters in the series all represent unique personalities, each having different skill sets, hobbies, and appearances, yet they all work together and support each other. Through the characters’ interactions, Anita will share a new perspective on British identity and for people from all backgrounds and circumstances to celebrate what being British is all about.
Through the creative storylines, our series will reach out to a broad range of viewers in the UK, truly demonstrating that there is a place for everyone within British culture and we are all united with a sense of community.
Anita has an established partnership with the Trafford Centre, where she has hosted multiple community storytime events. These early years story readings are loved by parents and children alike, featuring at theme parks and touring the UK. Anita aims to tackle important societal issues including childhood obesity, excessive screen time, children’s mental health, and climate change.
So many of us have to lead forward in different areas; which can stretch us, challenges us and grow us. Excited to be back today leading the business forwards for 2023. What areas are you leading forward:
Today we are focusing on business check out these five top tips to get you moving forwards
5 Key Leadership Qualities that Strengthen Businesses
When you think of a ‘leader’, what qualities spring to mind? Power, strength, and ability influence may be high on the list, but research has shown there are some key characteristics that good leaders consistently share.
The definition of integrity is “the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles that you refuse to change”. When we look to those individuals who lead our country, this quality is often found to be lacking. However, most people would agree that being trustworthy and having good morals are essential qualities for a leader.
Being able to share your ideas and plans clearly and effectively, whilst encouraging and inspiring others, is important for any leader. But good communication is much more than this. Being able to listen to what other people have to say, and to hear the truth of a situation, rather than what you want to hear, is fundamental when it comes to leadership.
We’ve all heard the old adage ‘power corrupts’. All too often, when people are elevated to a position of leadership, they can become consumed with greed, wanting to achieve their goals and gain as much as they can for themselves at any cost.
This behaviour is a product of the ego, which seeks to strengthen itself by having more ‘things’, thriving off having more than other people - the perception of being better or richer or stronger than others.
You only have to look at the news on any given day to recognise the vast majority of the world’s leaders are ego-driven. Yet a good, fair leader is able to rise above the needs of the self by becoming consciously aware, by dissolving the ego’s ‘us and them’ mentality, and nurturing compassion for and connection with others, which leads us on to...
The ability to understand other people’s suffering, to walk a mile in their shoes, to fully comprehend how their circumstances affect them, is key for good leadership. To be able to help and guide others, you first need to be able to understand their problems, hopes, fears, desires.
Good leaders will be able to harness this knowledge to take decisive action, implementing changes which ease the suffering of others and contribute positively to society.
Courage isn’t just about facing fears and doing things that scare you; it’s about being brave in the decisions you make. Good leaders understand they can’t always know how things will work out, or foresee all the potential consequences of their actions, but they are able to have the courage to take calculated risks without being guaranteed of success.
All growth happens outside of our comfort zones. Effective leaders will be able to weigh up the pros and cons of a situation and be brave enough to trust themselves and their choices, even if they don’t turn out to be the right ones.
Indecision and inaction can lead to even bigger issues, especially in times of crisis. Leaders aren’t just the people who govern us or make key decisions in our society, they are parents and teachers, carers and nurses, people who help guide and support their communities through integrity, courage, and empathy for other people. Do you possess any of these key leadership skills? What other qualities do you think leaders should have?
Look out for Melissa's latest articles on Anita Frost's author website, where she'll talk about topics including business and publishing, author news and events, and giving back to communities. You can find her in-depth monthly feature on the News & Media page of the Green Bean Collection website, discussing children's books and reading, early years education, living a greener lifestyle and all things Green Bean!
Melissa Brannlund is the features writer and editor, for author Anita Frost.
Look out for Melissa's latest articles on Anita Frost's author website, where she'll talk about topics including: Business| TV | Music | Publishing, along with author news and events, and giving back to communities.
You can find her in-depth monthly feature on the News & Media page of the Green Bean Collection website, discussing children's books, reading, and all things Green Bean!
For more information or PR queries, please contact Melissa by emailing email@example.com.