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Sticker Sharing

This activity explores children’s willingness to share with a child they have never met, and what factors influence children’s decision to share with others.   Presentation Type: Experiment Age group(s): Children (3-6) Time: 7-10 min Scientific...

Praise

This activity explores differences in children’s effort when praised for “hard work” or “being smart”.   Presentation Type: Experiment Age group(s): Children (9 to 11-year-olds) Time: 7-10 min Scientific Topic(s): Psychology;...

Owner Dolls

This activity explores how children develop a mature understanding of who owns what.   Presentation Type: Experiment Age group(s): Children (2 to 5-year-olds) Time: 7-10 min Scientific Topic(s): Psychology; Developmental Science Supplies in Library Kit: 4 puppets...

Numerosity

This activity explores when children come to understand that the amount of things represented in a set are associated with a particular number word – a concept known as the “cardinal number principle”.   Presentation Type: Experiment Age...

Inhibition

The research toys in this activity are based on a series of tasks done by researchers at the University of Washington to assess the presence of self-control and the ability to view different perspectives, and the link between these skills, in children that are two and...