I-LABS Video Is A Finalist in APA Competition

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I–LABS Outreach and Education Specialist Marley Jarvis’ video on Moving in Unison has been named as a finalist in The American Psychological Association’s PsycShorts Video Festival and Competition.  Marley’s two-minute video highlights research done here at I-LABS through her original animation.   APA judges will decide on some winners, but there is also an Audience Prize which is decided by popular vote. … Read More

New Outreach Module: Early STEM Learning

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The Outreach team is excited to announce a new module on early STEM learning (science, technology, engineering, math). I-LABS research scientist and Hearst Fellow, Allison Master developed the module. The Hearst Fellowship Program brings the scientific expertise of I-LABS researchers together with the translation and dissemination skills of the outreach team. Through the fellowship, I-LABS researchers communicate their scientific knowledge into easy-to-understand … Read More

I-LABS Modules Now Available in Spanish, Vietnamese, and Somali

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I-LABS has released an exciting new update to the online library of training modules: Spanish, Vietnamese, and Somali versions are now available for some languages. A ‘Languages’ drop-down menu on the module site now allows users to choose the language of module they would like to access. This addition to the module library – made possible through support of The … Read More

New Outreach Module: Learning to Make Things Happen: How Children Learn Cause-and-Effect

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 A new module on children’s causal learning was developed by former I-LABS postdoctoral research associate, Anna Waismeyer. In “Learning to Make Things Happen: How Children Learn Cause-and-Effect,” Dr. Waismeyer discusses how learning to use cause-and-effect is a critical part of a child’s cognitive development. The module also includes information on how to support children as they learn about cause-and-effect relations in … Read More

Learning from Nature

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Now that summer is in full swing, children are spending more and more time outdoors riding bikes, swinging, and making up new games, we wanted to explore what children are actually learning from all of this time in outside. This Ask I-LABS Outreach post focuses on exactly that: What do children learn from playing outdoors and exploring nature? In recent … Read More

New Outreach Modules: “The Foundation of Literacy” and “The Development of Literacy.”

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I-LABS is pleased to announce the launch of two modules on children’s literacy development. The modules were developed by I-LABS researcher Jason Yeatman, who worked closely with the I-LABS Outreach team as aHearst Fellow. Patrick Donnelly, Yeatman’s graduate student, also contributed to both modules. The Hearst Fellowship Program brings the scientific expertise of I-LABS researchers together with the translation and dissemination skills of the outreach team. … Read More

New I-LABS Training Module

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Have you ever wondered what is happening in a baby’s brain as you bounce them to the beat of your favorite song? The latest online module from the I-LABS outreach team, called Early Music Experience explores the intersection of music and early learning.  The module was developed by I-LABS researcher T. Christina Zhao, who worked closely with the I-LABS Outreach team as … Read More

Ask I-LABS Outreach: How Do I Talk to My Kids About Race?

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Having open, honest conversations about race with children helps counteract racism. Here’s how. We may want to live in a “colorblind” or “post-racial” society where race doesn’t matter, but the reality is that stereotypes do matter and they affect all of us. I study racial stereotypes in children and teens. I see how they grapple with stereotypes and how they … Read More

Ask I-LABS Outreach: How Do Babies Play?

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We explore the ways that babies play and how you can join them in this installment of “Ask I-LABS Outreach.” Imagine a child playing: what images come to your mind? Perhaps a child running and giggling, or stacking blocks one by one, or crafting an elaborate game of make-believe? But what about a baby? What do you think of when … Read More