Tag: early childhood education

Toddlers and the lessons we can learn from them

Toddlers are magical, mysterious, mischievous, and interesting characters. If emotions were seasons, toddlers would certainly live up to the saying “four seasons in one day“, except there would be many, many seasons that unfold in any day. They have mountains...

/ September 28, 2016

Nature versus Nurture?

This is an age old question. Every year more and more studies are published to show that childhood development is influenced by a variety of factors.  Whilst parents supply the gene pool for children, everyday activities and environment have a...

/ September 27, 2016

One simple step to a smooth transition

With over 3,000 Early Learning Centres (ELC’s) around the world using Storypark it’s no surprise that children coming to your Early Learning Service may be bringing Storypark with them. Transitioning from one ELC to another can be a big change...

/ September 23, 2016

A recipricol learning community at Midlands Kindergarten

Midlands Kindergarten is situated in central Ballarat, Victoria. It is one of 24 learning services managed by ECKA (Eureka Community Kindergarten Association). “We have 95 families attending our service.  We have two four year old groups and 2 three year...

/ September 21, 2016

Daybook Options

So much can happen in a day in an Early Childhood learning environment. That can make it tough to update parents about what has gone on, especially when parents are arriving and leaving at the end of the day. So...

/ August 16, 2016

Mentoring advice part three – your words

In our third and final article focusing on advice imparted on educators by their mentors, we have a wonderful collection of your own words and personal stories. We have no doubt that they will inspire you in different ways and we hope...

/ June 1, 2016

Mentoring advice part two – Leadership

  Recently we asked you to share with us the one piece of advice or lesson learnt from a mentor that has influenced your teaching the most. In the second of our articles on mentoring, we focus on leadership advice. There are...

/ May 18, 2016

A whole new way of engaging with families at Bambini Worongary Childcare

   “I’m also a parent – I saw Storypark as a great tool for families. I was at the centre, working in the industry and still not reading what my child was doing. Storypark is perfect because at 10pm I can...

/ May 3, 2016

No I am not alright! The development of emotional well-being of boys in ECE

At Storypark we like to share diverse opinions on our blog. This is a guest post from Garrett Kett who is an early childhood educator from Auckland New Zealand. Things were fairly simple back when men and women were only...

/ April 20, 2016

Improved communication has meant the need for less documentation at Royal Children’s Hospital Early Learning

“Storypark has cut down our documentation by half. It allows us to focus on relationships with children. There are no daily diaries, instead parents get to see, in real-time, the natural and genuine nature of the program.” – Courtney Caligiore, Educational...

/ April 20, 2016