Category: Early learning

Articles on early childhood education

Electronic portfolios in early childhood education: Parent-teacher communication

By Amanda Higgins A three paper thesis Submitted to the Victoria University of Wellington in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Masters of Education Victoria University of Wellington 2015 Abstract  Electronic portfolios (ePortfolios) are a new phenomenon...

/ February 17, 2016

Alternative job description for early childhood teachers

You must have a warm, smiling face that makes every child feel special and loved. You must be able to laugh at jokes that you don’t understand, or you don’t find funny. Child humour can be a confusing minefield to...

/ February 11, 2016

Stuck for teacher gift ideas?

There is truth in the old saying “it’s the thought that counts”, and when it comes to buying something for the teachers who hold a special place in your child’s heart, rest assured a gift that has been carefully thought...

/ December 15, 2015

Avoiding end of year teacher burnout

It’s important to try and enjoy the festivities. Enjoy the celebrations with the children you work with, try to see the magic and wonder of the holiday season through their eyes, but at the same time finish the year without...

/ December 15, 2015

Supporting effective transitions to school for children

This blog post is from Zoe Roles, teacher and preschool dean of St Mark’s Church School. It shares her experience using digital tools to support children’s transitions to school and the exciting results she’s seeing. “Transitioning into school has always been...

/ December 15, 2015

10 tips to keep your children safe online

Sharon Carlson of CORE Education is an experienced teacher and specialist in the area of cybersafety and digital learning. This blog post written by Sharon draws on her years of experience and the latest practices in ECE. Internet capable devices have...

/ September 21, 2015

From apprehensive to addicted – Part 2

Part 2   in Hailee’s story about implementing Storypark The Implementation Whilst Hailee did introduce Storypark quickly, it was not without thought into the processes that would make it work for her centre. All stories are approved by Hailee and she...

/ September 10, 2015

Transforming the partnership between home and school

Corpus Christi school has focussed  a lot of energy on engaging parents in their child’s learning. The school heard about Storypark and were instantly impressed with how easy it seemed to set up and manage and the potential to transform...

/ September 2, 2015

From apprehensive to addicted – Part 1

Lollipops Waiuku teachers have travelled a long way in six months, from nervous novices to absolute advocates of Storypark. The Centre Director, Hailee Minty put Lollipops Waiuku forward to be one of the first Educare centres to adopt Storypark. Hailee...

/ September 2, 2015

Watching language blossom

As a parent I love being able to interact with my daughter of an evening over Storypark.  My other children are now old enough to tell me about their day however Paige is only 20 months old, so she is...

/ July 22, 2015