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!


Saturday, May 29th, 2021


1:00pm PDT


Dr. Darko Odic, Associate Professor


What do babies know about numbers?


Few developmental milestones seem more difficult for children to master than learning to count. In this talk, Dr. Odic will highlight research showing that even babies and preschoolers have a surprisingly robust understanding of numbers and math, including knowing how to intuitively add, subtract, multiply, and divide. Dr. Odic will also discuss this apparent divide between children’s intuitive understanding of numbers, and their slow learning of mathematics, and how psychologists are working to bridge this gap.

Register for Dr. Odic’s virtual talk here.


Upcoming Talks



Date and Time


Dr. Darko Odic

What do babies know about numbers?

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


Dr. Andrew Baron

What do babies know about social dominance?

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

Coming Soon!

Dr. Lauren Emberson

Coming Soon!

Saturday, July 24th, 2021 | 1:00 PM PDT

Coming Soon!


Past Talks



Date and Time


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

Dr. Geoffrey Hall

How do babies learn words?

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

Not Available

Dr. Susan Birch

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

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

Watch here