I-LABS work with Parents, Public, & Advocates

Television Station Q13, a Fox News Affiliate Covering the Seattle Area Featured I-LABS Outreach Director Sarah Lytle

November 6, 2015 - Sarah Lytle was featured in a recent special on the role of screen media and child development. Lytle spoke about best practices parents can use in selecting media for their children and she emphasized the importance of choosing devices, programs and apps that encourage active interactions between caregivers and children.

Read more and watch the full segment here.

PEPS Fall Lecture Series

November and December 2015 – Dr. Jane Hu shared “The Science of How Young Children Learn” with new parents in the Seattle area. The two sold-out events highlighted the importance of experiences and building social relationships. PEPS – Program for Early Parent Support works to build supportive communities of neighborhood-based parent groups.

I-LABS Outreach Team Participates in Greenbridge Learning and Education Advocacy's (GLEA) Inaugural Baby Academy

October 24th, 2015 – Outreach team members Sarah Lytle and Amelia Bachleda provided a session on brain development for GLEA’s inaugural Baby Academy. The outreach team discussed brain development, dual language learning, and answered questions. GLEA is a partnership program between King County Housing Authority, the Highline School District, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Baby Academy connects families of infants and toddlers to community and district programs that support kindergarten readiness skills and academic success. This nine-week program served 20 families and 30 young children ages 0-4. Parents who attended all nine of the sessions earned 3 credits from Highline Community College.

I-LABS Exhibits at UW's Brain Awareness Open House

March 3, 2015 - Hundreds of middle school students attended UW's Brain Awareness Open House. The I-LABS booth had three interactive exhibits in which students learned how children can learn from other people's emotions, how newborn babies are able to distinguish all sounds and tones of all the world languages, and how cognitive flexibility can make your brain faster on certain tasks.

Read more bout this event here.

PAWS On Science Brings I-LABS Research to the Pacific Science Center

April 12, 2015 - Children and families had the opportunity to delve into the science of learning at the I-LABS booth at Paws on Science, a collaboration between UW and the Pacific Science Center that attracted over 12,000 visitors. The interactive I-LABS exhibits allowed visitors to listen to different speech sounds, play category games to learn how the brain is flexible, and learn about neurons.

Largest Hispanic Network in U.S. Features I-LABS

April 7, 2015 - The largest Hispanic network in the U.S., Univision Noticias, recently sought out I-LABS as a resource for what parents can do to help give their children the best start in life. The segment, "El mejor recurso educativo para los niños" ("The best education resource for children"), aired during the evening prime-time broadcast on April 6. It features I-LABS co-directors Patricia Kuhl and Andrew Meltzoff, along with footage of other I-LABS researchers, the Institute, and the MEG brain imaging machine.

Watch it (en español) online! Read more about this event here.

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