Publications Anita Mortlock


Mortlock, A. (2015). Toddlers' use of peer rituals at mealtime: Symblos of togetherness and otherness. International Journal of Early Years Education, 23(4), 426-435.

Mortlock, A., Green, V., Shuker, MJ., Johnston, M. (2014). Working together at mat time: Politics of Participation. New Zealand Journal of Teachers' Work, 11(2), 187-200.

Mortlock, A. (2014). Children's narratives and show-and-tell: What the story books tell us about 'being known,' 'being better,' and 'being judged'? He Kupu, 3(5), 38- 45.

Mortlock.A. (2014). Belonging and togetherness: Toddlers' use of playful rituals. First Years: Nga Tau Tuatahi, 16(1), 21-25

Mortlock, A. (2013). Process technology with infants and toddlers creative problem solving. Every Child, 19(4), 26-27.

Mortlock, A. , Plowman, N. & Glasgow, A. (2011). Transition to school: A principles approach. Teachers Work, 8(2), 94-103.

Mortlock, A. (2010). Technological literacy and infants. Retrievable from:

Mortlock, A. (2010). Reading books to infants, toddlers and young children. Retrievable from:

Mortlock, A. (2009). Keeping abreast of it: raising a breastfeeding consciousness in care and education. The First Years: Ngā Tau Tuatahi, 11(2), 9-12.

Mortlock, A. (2005). The technologist toddler and ‘intentionality’.The First Years: Ngā Tau Tuatahi, 7(2), 30-32.

Mortlock, A., Higgins, A., Boniface, S., Easter, H., Gibbins, C., Hunter, S., Reid, A., & Tugaga, A. (2005). Technology and identity formation of infants and toddlers. The First Years: Ngā Tau Tuatahi, 7(2), 33-35.

Keynote presentations

Mortlock, A. (2014). Researching your practice: Learning from an exploration of mat time. Wellington Regional Kindergarten Association conference, 8 July, Michael Fowler Centre.

Mortlock, A. (2014). Friendship at Mat time: The Shadowy underground of popularity in children’s play culture. Keynote Address Autumn Research Seminar, May 10, School of Education, Karori.

Mortlock, A. (2013). Who do I notice, recognize and respond to? Planning and children’s social hierarchies. Keynote Address to Kidicorp Regional Conference, 14 September, Silverstream Retreat, Wellington.

Mortlock, A. (2014). Traversing the Fertile Valley and Climbing for a mile or more. Keynote Address to the Kidicorp Leadership Conference, March 21-22, Quality Inn, Mangere Auckland.

Mortlock, A. (2014). Friendship and Favouritism. Keynote Address to the Kidicorp Regional conference, May 17, Vector Arena, Auckland.

Mortlock, A. (2013). Being a part or being apart: The politics of being chosen at mat time. Keynote Address Central Kids Conference, 1 October, Heritage Hotel, Rotorua.