The Temple and Infant and Child Lab, directed by Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Ph.D. and Nora Newcombe, Ph.D, is a research lab on Temple University’s Ambler campus dedicated to studying child development. Our research is aimed at understanding the cognitive development of children aged two months to ten years old, with a specific focus on the development of language, memory, spatial cognition, creativity, and play. We ask such questions as: How do children learn their very first words? How do children create mental maps about the world? In what way does memory change over the course of development? How do play and the arts help facilitate learning? Exploring these types of research questions helps parents, educators, researchers, and policy-makers better understand learning and development in infants and young children.
Check out the Temple Infant and Child Lab website to learn more!