Born and raised in Paris, France, Brigitte Benchimol has a background in Journalism
and Sociology. Her first career in Paris was as a freelance journalist and photographer. For the past eighteen years she has lived in Los Angeles, where she has studied Early Childhood Education and became a Director.
Brigitte directed the Berlitz Language Center in Beverly Hills and in Pasadena. In addition to writing the Jadyn series, she used to own and run two preschools and review children’s books for magazines. Brigitte has traveled to more than twenty-five countries and speaks three languages fluently. Her passion for exploring cultural differences and her perspective on human nature triggered a desire to share the benefits of her experience. She finds fiction—like travel—a fun, interactive way for children and adults alike to learn about real concepts.
How did Jadyn come alive?
Relaxing with a magazine in a warm bubble bath, she was struck by a picture of a child blowing a bubble. That picture inspired the whole Jadyn series. Jadyn is the name of a student at her school who never left without saying goodbye. The purpose of the Jadyn series is to open new horizons to children and to help them learn more about themselves in the process.
Brigitte Benchimol, award-winning author and former preschool owner will offer an outstanding presentation through the five senses stimulating children's minds and enhancing their knowledge of diversity, peace or wildlife conservation. Every presentation is tailored to children’s needs to ensure the best learning experience possible. Brigitte’s entertaining program not only teaches character education but also important curriculum subjects such as History, Geography, Science, Music and Art. An enchanted discovery guaranteed and a great lesson to remember!