Dr. Kuhl Goes to Washington (Olympia, Washington that is)

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Dr. Patricia Kuhl, co-Director of I-LABS, was invited to speak to the Human Services, Youth, & Early Learning Committee of the Washington State House of Representatives.  On January 10, 2023, she briefed the committee on the latest research showing how early learning changes the brain, and how brain changes in infancy predict a child’s future learning. She concluded with recommendations … Read More

I-LABS Outreach Resources Now Available in Four Languages

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Many of our I-LABS Outreach Resources are now available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Somali. We invite you to explore our new translated materials, including select modules, discussion guides, handouts, and infographics.  Click here for resources in English Click here for resources in Spanish Click here for resources in Vietnamese Click here for resources in Somali

Early Learning Nation Taps I-LABS Expertise

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What do young children know about race?  How and when do they learn it?  Early learning professionals need answers to these difficult questions, and Early Learning Nation has looked to I-LABS expertise to provide answers.  Drs. Marley Jarvis and Andrew Meltzoff were interviewed by this influential site, which also links to several I-LABS Outreach resources.   Read the Early Learning Nation … Read More

Advancing Public Engagement with Science

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I-LABS is one of the only research institutes in the nation to have a team dedicated to public engagement. Through their community collaborations, the outreach team connects science with practice.  This work continues to gain national attention. In 2019, Outreach Specialist Amelia Bachleda was awarded a yearlong ARIS fellowship. The Center for Advancing Research Impact in Society works to strengthen … Read More

I-LABS Promotes Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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I-LABS supports the urgent need to promote social justice and create a more inclusive environment for children and families. To this end, I-LABS has created a series of Research Summaries to inspire new programs and policies and a series of Family Guides to help caregivers address issues of inequality with children. See the briefs here.

I-LABS Outreach Director Discusses Screen Media

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Parents today are understandably concerned about their children’s increased use of media during COVID-19.  I-LABS Outreach director Sarah Lytle and other child development specialists discuss different strategies for managing screen media.  They stress balancing media use with other activities and remind parents that quality is more important than quantity. Read the article here.

Introducing the New I-LABS Outreach and Education Website

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We are so excited to share that I-LABS Outreach has a new look! Celebrate with us as we introduce the new I-LABS Outreach and Education Website. Please enjoy our preview. We have dozens of free resources for you to explore. Below are some of our favorites.  Check out research-based answers to common questions with Ask-ILABS. Bring Science to life with our Video Library. … Read More

I-LABS Outreach Offers Free Resources – Activities!

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 I-LABS Outreach continues to create free resources to connect the science and practice of learning.  During these uncertain times, it can be helpful to share activities with children.  Below are some resources you can download and share. Download a brain coloring sheet here. Download a neuron coloring sheet here. Download the Caring Across Distance infographic here.

Finding Math Activities

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Children can learn important math concepts in everyday situations and through play.  I-LABS Outreach develops materials to explain the science behind this process and to offer research-based activities. Click here to learn more about how play supports math learning. Click here to access the Instagram page and all the Finding Math activities.

I-LABS Outreach Team Releases 4 New Modules

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 I-LABS Outreach has developed 4 new learning modules focused on early math acquisition. Module 20 – Early Numeracy Research tells us that early math skills are one of the best predictors of later success in school.  Learn more here. Module 21 – Spatial Skills and Reasoning We use spatial thinking every day, and it is an essential part of school readiness. … Read More