All posts by Hilary Cook

Hilary is passionate about not-for-profit organisations and has worked as a volunteer early childhood teacher in Latin America.

Canadian Child Care Federation promote technology to ensure excellence in early learning services

Children’s answers to the question “what did you do today?” have eluded parents across Canada for many years. This week the Canadian Child Care Federation announced their endorsement and partnership with early learning tech leader Storypark, makers of online documentation...

/ July 11, 2016

How to support rainbow families at your early learning centre

What does heteronormativity mean? How does it relate to early childhood teachers? In this Mat Time interview, early childhood education lecturer Kath Cooper shares tips on how to include rainbow families in your early learning centre. Some families have two mums,...

/ July 9, 2016

Experimenting with science for kindergarten and early learning

Children are natural scientists, always asking why, endlessly curious about the world around them. There are infinite ways we as educators can ignite their imaginations and feed their natural desire to experiment. These are just a few ideas for supporting...

/ July 5, 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

Quick and easy recipes for sensory play

Here are a bunch of resources for sensory play ideas that are so easy for you to make yourself! You don’t have to spend a lot of money and time creating exciting sensory and play materials for children to spend hours...

/ June 18, 2016

Welcome to Storypark Megan!

Here at Storypark HQ, we’re an eager, creative and caring bunch of people. Not surprisingly, many of us have an education background, and are passionate about advocating for children’s learning and well-being. This has come through very strongly in our...

/ June 15, 2016

Engaging parents with the PYP curriculum and improving quality outcomes through digital technology

Zoe Roles, Dean of Preschool at St Mark’s Church School in Wellington, New Zealand shares how new digital technology is improving practice and engaging parents in the PYP. “One of the most important aspects of reporting and recording assessment is...

/ June 7, 2016

Storypark is the platform of choice for IB schools

This blog post was written by Matt Dolmont who is the IB PYP Technology Coach at ISPP The International School of Phnom Penh (ISPP) is a non-profit IB World School based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It hosts learners of over 50 different...

/ June 7, 2016