Wonder Kids is a series of virtual talks on the fascinating world of child development, hosted each month through June 2021.
Led by the Directors of the Early Development Research Group – some of the world’s leading developmental psychologists – we invite you to join the conversation on language, learning and social development!

Date:

Saturday, March 20th, 2021

Time:

1:00pm PST

Speaker:

Dr. Geoffrey Hall, Professor & Head of the UBC Department of Psychology

Topic:

How do babies learn words?

Description:

Children are amazing word learners. They produce their first words at around one year of age, and add several new words to their vocabulary each day during the preschool years. This talk will review recent research from the Language Development Centre, focusing on some surprising discoveries about infants’ knowledge of words before their first birthday. These results highlight the remarkable language-learning accomplishments of babies as young as six months of age and challenge our current understanding of the origins of word learning in infancy.

Register for Dr. Hall’s virtual talk here.

 

Upcoming Talks

Speaker

Topic

Date and Time

RSVP

Dr. Geoffrey Hall

How do babies learn words?

Saturday, March 20th, 2021 | 1:00 PM PST

Register here

Dr. Susan Birch

How children’s understanding of
people’s mental states fosters healthy development

Saturday, April 24th, 2021 | 1:00 PM PST

Coming Soon!

Dr. Darko Odic

What do babies know about numbers?

Saturday, May 29th, 2021 | 1:00 PM PST

Coming Soon!

Dr. Andrew Baron

What do babies know about social dominance?

Saturday, June 19th, 2021 | 1:00 PM PST

Coming Soon!

 

Past Talks

Speaker

Topic

Date and Time

Recording

Dr. Janet F. Werker

Bilingual Babies

Saturday, January 23rd, 2021 | 1:00pm PST

Watch here

Dr. Kiley Hamlin

How do babies evaluate people?

Saturday, February 20th, 2021 | 1:00 PM PST

Watch here