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 early childhood to primary school, and helped author a book on transitions called ‘Crossing The Border – a community negotiates the transition from early childhood to primary school’. Carol shared in our interview some easy and actionable tips for teachers and families to help make the transition process a positive one for children.

Watch the interview here, and make sure you Subscribe to the Storypark YouTube channel for more interviews like these, as well as teaching inspiration and tips for using Storypark.


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