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Kate Hilton


Kate Hilton

As a lover of Children’s literature, television, apps and games the opportunity of blogging at the Children’s Media Conference is one I couldn’t miss. I have been a keen local blogger for five years, writing about the comedy and pain of family life and the joys of living in Sheffield. HR professional in education by day, by night I write children’s stories and poems. I also probably watch far too much children’s television.

You can follow my writing  by visiting and follow me on twitter @beanbananasHilton

Kate's Sessions

Report – The Changing Face of Production

Posted on: Thursday 07 July 2016 4:49pm

What different production methods are used to create content on YouTube? Takeaways Different methods of production are being used on YouTube including uploading existing content and creating new personality led channels and new IP Put passion and personality into your productions and they are likely to be a success YouTube…

Report – Mind The Gap

Posted on: Thursday 07 July 2016 2:38pm

Is there a place for mindfulness in children’s lives? Takeaways Mental health is one of the biggest concerns of the modern world Mindfulness has been proven to be of benefit for children and adults There is a place for calmness alongside the excitement of life for children  Detail Beth Wood,…

Report – Girl, Interrupted: A Deeper Dive into Gender Depiction

Posted on: Thursday 07 July 2016 2:00pm

How is the industry changing it’s attitude to females in children’s media? Takeaways Female representations in children’s media are beginning to improve Work is being done to break down gender stereotypes in books and TV shows Using humour is the best way to cross gender divides in programming. The industry would…

Report – Masterclass: How to Design Games Children Want

Posted on: Thursday 07 July 2016 10:47am

A delve into the design principles behind Preloaded and their work across brands, education and entertainment. Knowing your audience is just the start Takeaways It is recommended that three design principles are followed to design a game children want to play Low threshold means that a game is easy to…

Report – CMNS presents: the Katie Morag story

Posted on: Wednesday 06 July 2016 5:39pm

Howard Litton talked to Lindy Cameron about the rewards and challenges Move On Up faced in bringing Mairi Hedderwick’s books to the small screen Takeaways The journey from option to screen can take a long time but perseverance and belief in the project is key Including an author in the…

Report – Focus on China

Posted on: Wednesday 06 July 2016 3:47pm

How can we work with China to develop successful children’s media? Takeaways China is keen to work with companies from the West to develop quality children’s media Collaboration pairing Chinese and Western talent is key to success Projects should include Chinese elements in story or character Bring early development projects…

Report – Playground

Posted on: Tuesday 05 July 2016 5:01pm

It's fun and games all week in the Playground – the free interactive digital art exhibition for children. This year a truly exciting exhibition called ‘Playground’ is being held in the Site Gallery to run alongside the CMC. Although designed with children aged 5-12 in mind, it really is a…