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The Magic and Mystery of Language in the First Three Years of Life
May 2 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Join us for our Spring Distinguished Speaker Series as we welcome Dr. Roberta Golinkoff and her presentation, “The Magic and Mystery of Language in the First Three Years of Life.” Dr. Golinkoff is the Unidel H. Rodney Sharp Professor of Education, Psychological and Brain Sciences, and Linguistics and Cognitive Science at the University of Delaware. She founded and directs the Child’s Play, Learning, and Development laboratory whose goal it is to understand how children tackle the amazing feat of learning language and much else about their world. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Institute of Education Sciences, and the LEGO Foundation. In addition to over 150 journal publications and book chapters, she has authored 16 books and monographs. She and Hirsh-Pasek (her long standing collaborator) also write books for parents and practitioners including, How Babies Talk, the award-winning Einstein Never Used Flash Cards, A Mandate for Playful Learning in Preschool, and Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells Us About Raising Successful Children, a New York Times best seller. Dr. Golinkoff lectures internationally about language development, playful learning, and spatial development.
2;30 – 3:00 p.m. poster presentation
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Lecture
4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Cocktail reception
Visitor parking is located at Ohio Union’s South Garage with access from High Street and College Road.