Month: June 2016

Including all children – the criteria is breathing

Recently on our new early learning web series “Mat Time” we interviewed Janet Dixon, who is an early learning educator and mentor, as well as a researcher, author and advocate for including all children. We talked to Janet about the...

/ June 30, 2016

Supporting a child’s transition from kindergarten to school

Recently on our new early learning web series “Mat Time” we interviewed Carol Hartley, who is the head teacher at Mangere Bridge Kindergarten in Auckland, New Zealand. Carol was part of a 10 year research project about supporting children from...

/ June 29, 2016

Reading with children to improve communication and early literacy skills

Recently on our new early learning web series “Mat Time” we interviewed speech and language therapist Amanda White about using books to develop communication and literacy skills. Amanda told us that it’s never too early to start reading with children...

/ June 28, 2016

Using the right avenue to engage with vulnerable families

Around three years ago, in an early learning centre, a child was placed under a protection order to attend five days a week because the child’s mum was unable to adequately support his learning and development. This is a scenario...

/ June 28, 2016

Changing the presentation of your stories

You have spent the time and effort to create an amazing story, capturing a child’s learning moments and shared your insights on how that child’s emergent interests can best be supported. Now you want that story to pop out. Storypark...

/ June 22, 2016

Children moving between services

One of the great things about Storypark is that it can follow the child. That means that when a child comes to you from another learning service, or maybe returns to your service after a time away, you can have...

/ June 22, 2016

Spell check

You have just created a detailed learning story for one of the children at your learning service. You have captured the child’s learning in that moment, intentionally recognised the learning that has occurred, and expounded on how this learning/interest can...

/ June 22, 2016

Changing rooms

Moving from one room to another can be a very important transition for a child. With Storypark, the aim is to make that transition as simple as possible. Rooms in Storypark are just a way of sorting through the full...

/ June 22, 2016

Families with multiple children at a centre

It is always great when a child’s brother or sister starts at your centre. So we want to make sure that it is as simple as possible to share that with the parents. That means you can invite them with...

/ June 22, 2016

Making family admins

Storypark only allows one parent to be invited for each child, so that there is less chance of the wrong parent being invited for a child. That does mean though that when one parent has been invited, they need to...

/ June 22, 2016