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Add children to a story
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To the right of the editor you'll see a panel that says Children in this story. Click this to see a list of children:

Educators have the option to choose children from their entire service, or just from a room. They can also save stories for their educator portfolios by selecting themselves instead of a child.

In the drop-down menu above the list of children you'll be able to select rooms:

Family members will only see one option - My Family.

Educators will see the name of their centre, any rooms they've set up, their educator portfolio 'My Portfolio', and if they also use Storypark for their own children, 'My Family'.

Using this drop-down on the left, choose the group, and then when you see the children displayed select those in the story by clicking them.

Individual stories

If you’re creating a story about an individual, find and click on the child in question, then click Done:

Group stories

If you’re creating a group story, find and click on all children who appear in the story. If it’s a story about all children at your early learning service, click Select all. Then click Done:

Cannot select a child?

For educators, there are three possible reasons why children may be greyed out/unable to be selected in a group story. The reason why the child can not be selected will automatically show underneath their name.

1. If there are children at your service who cannot appear in group stories (admins can select this option on a child's edit page) then they will not be able to be selected along with other children in the story:

(This image shows that the child Eve has had her settings changed, so she cannot be added to group stories).

2. If there are children whose parents/guardians have not been invited to their profile yet, then they will also be greyed out and will not be selectable:

(This image shows that the child Shannon cannot be added to group stories as her parents/guardians have not been invited to access her profile yet).

3. The child's parents/guardians have accepted your invite but not the digital consent form - the child will show as unconsented:

(This image shows that the child Zavier's parents/guardians have not accepted Storypark's digital consent form).

Once you've made your selection, back in the story editor, the children's profile images will be displayed in the right-hand panel. Running your mouse over their profile images, you'll see child names come up if you need to confirm before publishing.

When you publish the story, it will be published to the profiles of the children you selected and accessible by their families straightaway:

If you want to change who is in the story simply click the area with the children's profile pictures again and then deselect any children you don't want in the story and select the children you do want in the story.

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