Our expert discussion featured Early Childhood education teacher and consultant Linda Harrison, and Story Box Library’s Education Resource Developer, Amelia Otto, as they busted myths about screen time for young kids, and explore how digital technologies can enhance creativity and learning.

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Watch this informative and practical speaker series event for all educators, librarians and families looking to learn more about using multimedia stories to enrich learning and play, with practical tips and information to integrate multimedia storytelling into early childhood education. Topics include:

  • The role and importance of digital play in early learning settings

  • Picture books as provocations for learning

  • Busting myths about screen time for young children

  • Using Story Box Library’s multimedia stories to enrich play and learning

  • Educational resources and approved learning frameworks with national curriculum links

“Have you considered sharing literature with young children via digital technology? Some of us remain cautious about the inclusion of technology in early learning settings, however, it doesn’t have to replace hands-on learning, instead it can be used as another tool to enable and enhance it.” 

- Linda Harrison, Early Childhood education teacher and consultant

About the experts:

Linda Harrison, Early Childhood education teacher and consultant

Linda Harrison has over 20 years’ experience as a teacher and consultant in the early childhood education sector. She has worked in many communities across NSW together with families, children and teachers. She shares her extensive knowledge of child development and early childhood pedagogy by writing journal articles, developing teaching resources and delivering professional development workshops/webinars on a wide range of topics. Linda is passionate about the vital role quality literature plays in developing young children’s language and literacy skills and is an active member of the Children’s Book Council of Australia. 

Amelia Otto, Education Resource Developer, Story Box Library

Amelia has a decade of experience in education as both a primary classroom teacher and teacher librarian. She is passionate about children's stories, in particular picture books, and the benefits of using them within the school curriculum to engage and excite students in all areas of their learning. She believes that through stories children can make meaningful connections to others and the world around them.