Researchers at the Steinhardt Language Experience and Acquisition Research at NYU (LEARN) Lab collaborated with a local illustrator to create a series of whimsical videos providing research-based advice for children’s caregivers.
What is the biggest lesson you hope caregivers take away from the videos?
Learning a language or languages is one of the most amazing things babies do in their first years of life. Caregivers support language development just by talking (or signing) and interacting in everyday situations.
Is there anything else about the project you'd like to share?
I'm really proud of the fact that the videos are in both English and Spanish. We may consider including other languages in the future as well. My lab managers, Melanie Lopez Perez and Taylor Boyd, were also a huge part of this endeavor. Melanie deserves special credit for creating the Spanish versions of the audio and text.