Kathy is the Stanley and Debra Lefkowitz Faculty Fellow in Psychology at Temple University and is a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.? Director of Temple University’s Infant Language Laboratory, Kathy is the recipient of the Simms/Mann Whole Child Award, the AERA Outstanding Public Communication for Education Research Award, American Psychological Association’s Bronfenbrenner Award for Lifetime Contribution to Developmental Psychology in the Service of Science and Society, the American Psychological Association’s Award for Distinguished Service to Psychological Science, the American Psychological Society’s James McKeen Cattell Award for “a lifetime of outstanding contributions to applied psychological research,” the Society for Research in Child Development Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Child Development Award, and the Temple University Great Teacher Award and University Eberman Research Award.? She was a finalist for 2013 Best Professor of the year for the American Academy of Education Arts and Sciences Bammy Awards.
Guided play advances cognitive skills like language and reading, as well as social skills like emotion regulation.
In the last 20 years, advances in the sciences of infant development have allowed us to view the processes of early word learning for the first time.
Investment in early childhood is a moral imperative that also saves society from 7 to 14 dollars for every dollar spent.
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国模沟沟茂密的森林Kathy is the Stanley and Debra Lefkowitz Faculty Fellow in Psychology at Temple University and is a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.? Director of Temple University’s Infant Language Laboratory, Kathy is the recipient of the Simms/Mann Whole Child Award, the AERA Outstanding Public Communication for Education Research Award, American Psychological Association’s Bronfenbrenner Award for Lifetime Contribution to Developmental Psychology in the Service of Science and Society, the American Psychological Association’s Award for Distinguished Service to Psychological Science, the American Psychological Society’s James McKeen Cattell Award for “a lifetime of outstanding contributions to applied psychological research,” the Society for Research in Child Development Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Child Development Award, and the Temple University Great Teacher Award and University Eberman Research Award.? She was a finalist for 2013 Best Professor of the year for the American Academy of Education Arts and Sciences Bammy Awards.

  • Black Lives Matter

    国模沟沟茂密的森林Black lives matter. Racism is a pandemic. We all bleed the same color blood. – These words were seen on signs held up during the protests sparked by the horrendous death of George Floyd, and by a 400-year history of racism in our country…. As we move forward, we can use? various useful resources to learn about race and various issues related, such as “Resources for White Parents to Learn about Racism,” books that can help explain racism and protest to kids,? “Teaching Tolerance,”? “When and How to Talk to Your Kids About Race,” and a webpage by PBS

     

     

  • “Children and Screens: Summer of COVID-19–Tots and Tech?”Virtual Workshop, Children and Screens: Institute of Media and Child Development

    How can I encourage my children to play more and put the screens down? Without playdates, public pools and playgrounds, are my children okay – do they enjoy playing by themselves? How do I facilitate play among children of different ages? Kathy and others discussed this topic during a Virtual Workshop by Children and Screens: Institute of Media and Child DevelopmentWatch Here….

  • “Online pre-K may be better than nothing” – the Ledger

    Canned vegetables aren’t as good as fresh vegetables. But they’re better than none. That’s the premise some experts share about the merits of online prekindergarten, although most agree in-person is best. “There’s no such thing as online pre-K. Even though learning is happening, it can’t be what they can learn in a classroom,” said GG Weisenfeld, assistant research professor at the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER). That’s because humans are wired to learn from other humans. Read More…

  • “Baby Talk: Learning Your Baby’s Language with Communication and Play” – Lovevery, Apple Podcast

    Ever get the feeling like you are babbling more than your baby? It turns out that going gaga over your baby actually serves a purpose. It helps them with language acquisition! Their brains are taking in loads of information from these back-and-forth interactions. Jessica Rolph talks to Kathy in this episode to explore the characteristics of this early communication. Listen Here…

     

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