I’m researching innovative ways of supporting shared book reading and the role of personalisation in early years. My doctoral research inspired the development of the Our Story tablet/smartphone app. I’m currently interested in fostering children’s trans-media experiences and identity growth.
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I studied at the Academy of Arts and crafts in Bratislava, Slovakia and work as a wedding/portrait photographer and designer/illustrator.
Sarah Jane Mukherjee
I am currently a PhD student at the Open University, researching children's talk in role-play. I was delighted to be able to support Natalia's app as I believe that reading with children is just so important and agree with her rationale for this app. I like to spend time with my family on bike rides, at our allotment, cooking together and reading with my daughter at anytime of the day, not just bedtime!
I would like to thank Paul Hogan for his help with the developmental process; Gulzar Kanji for
her insights; to Matt Rawlinson for helping us with the sound recordings, to my brother for final
editing and to all children, families and teachers with whom I have worked and who inspired me
to undertake this work. With my own family and friends lending their support, this book carries a
message of love and respect for each other.
The hand icon used for last page of the book was drawn by Aslan Tamjidi and is taken from openclipart.com.