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...

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...

Greedy Monkey

This activity explores the development of executive function and impulse control in toddlers and preschoolers.   Presentation Type: Experiment Age group(s): Children (3-6) Time: 7-10 min Scientific Topic(s): Psychology; Developmental Science Supplies in Library...
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