Category: Parenting

Positive parenting

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

Getting more involved with grandchildren’s learning

We Skype regularly with our two granddaughters in Tauranga, New Zealand and Storypark has made a huge difference to our little chats. We know what they have been up to in the week and can ask about the work that...

/ July 22, 2015

Grandparents more involved in ECE despite being on the other side of the world

This blog post is written by Ann and Ted, Grandparents living Solihull, UK.  Our two granddaughters live overseas in New Zealand. We are in the UK so miles away but Storypark has brought us closer. We visited the kindy a...

/ June 21, 2015

Supporting young parents with Storypark

This blog post is written by Kelly Ann, Senior teacher at Te Whare Whai Hua in Gisborne, New Zealand. Our early learning centre is located on a local high school premises, and we were established alongside a Teen Parent Unit...

/ February 12, 2015

A many-hat-wearing Grandmother’s perspective on Storypark

This blog post focuses on Kath Cooper’s experience of Storypark as a Nani and is the second part of her two part series. Check out last week’s post to hear more about her perspectives as a Lecturer and Educator. Hi,...

/ January 25, 2015

A commentary from Kath Cooper – Educator, Lecturer, Mother and Nani

This blog post is the first of two, and focuses on Kath’s perspectives as an Educator and Lecturer. Stay tuned for the second post next week. Kia ora koutou, nga mihi maioha ki a koutou katoa. Ko Kath Cooper ahau,...

/ January 19, 2015

60 great gift alternatives to toys for Christmas

As the festive season draws ever closer, people start thinking about Santa Claus and presents. This blog post by Storypark’s CEO Peter Dixon provides some alternative ideas for gifts this Christmas. I was inspired by a blog post I read...

/ December 1, 2014

Ever wondered how children overcome adversity and move onto to become successful and inspiring leaders?

Over the last month my family and I have been travelling in Cambodia and have been privileged enough to get to know a number of inspiring people, and this in a country where there are so many barriers to success....

/ February 9, 2014

What? Learning stories in primary schools!

As we head towards the end of the school year it makes me reflect back to the time when my children first started school. My two girls were summer babies, which in New Zealand meant that when school started in...

/ December 19, 2013

New Storypark e-portfolio features for parents and teachers

Hello! We are very happy to announce some updates that will make it easier for teachers and parents to use Storypark. Thanks for sending us your feedback as we love to hear from you. We know that printing options are...

/ November 5, 2012