All posts by Sharon Carlson

Sharon's early years were supported at home by her Mum in Taranaki. She later became an ECE ICT facilitator for CORE Education, and then Storypark. Sharon has successfully supported the implementation of a diverse range of ICT products and services around the country and is helping make sure Storypark is awesome for teachers and children's development.

Community of Practice Guidelines

Community of Practice Guidelines Do you want to nurture the growth of your community, foster innovation, and support and share quality practice? A Community of Practice is a great way to network with like-minded professionals who share a concern or...

/ November 9, 2022
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Reflective Practice in Early Childhood Education

Reflective practice in early childhood education – growing as educators and learners Reflective practice in early childhood education has been described as a process of turning experience into learning. That is, of exploring experience in order to learn new things...

/ September 11, 2022
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What is Storypark Child Mode?

What is Storypark Child Mode? If you are an iOS Educator App user, you now have the ability to safely record children’s reactions, voices, views and thoughts about their learning via audio or video using the new Storypark Child Mode...

/ August 23, 2021

10 tips for engaging and staying connected with families using Storypark during Covid-19

One of our Values at Storypark is Stronger together – We include, respect and generously support each other through the good and the bad. It takes a village. Simply put, Storypark brings families and educators together. We have 10 tips...

/ July 24, 2021

10 reasons why Storypark sets up educators with individual account logins

10 reasons why Storypark sets educators up with individual account logins  Storypark was created with the intention of educators having individual logins. We designed individual logins to support the following: Building an online professional relationship is paramount in this day...

/ January 25, 2021
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How to support children’s learning at home, through play

With more early childhood centres being closed around the world due to Covid-19, many parents are suddenly finding themselves in a ‘home-schooling’ situation. This sounds simple in theory, but the reality can be quite daunting. We want to help families...

/ March 31, 2020
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Learning at home – Music, creativity, loose parts & quiet time

These ideas from our education team will help get your children’s creativity flowing as well as some suggestions for relaxing, quieter experiences. Musical ideas Game: Statues, musical chairs or cushions Sing your welcome song together that you would sing at...

/ March 30, 2020
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Learning at home – Everyday activities and dramatic play

Children learn best when engaged in fun and meaningful activities, and there are plenty of opportunities to be involved in this type of learning at home. Our team of educators have put together some ideas of experiences to do with...

/ March 30, 2020
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Outdoor learning: Outdoor adventures & using our senses

Some of the best learning can take place outdoors. We put together some ideas of activities you can do with your children that will help them use their senses and connect with nature. Outdoor adventures Gardening Discovering bugs – take...

/ March 30, 2020
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Learning at home – Literacy, math and science

It is a common misconception that children don’t learn math, science, language or literacy until they start at school. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth! Children practice and develop the foundations for these skills when they are very...

/ March 30, 2020