Kids say the funniest things
|Dates:||7 November 2015 - 8 November 2015|
|Times:||11:00 - 16:00|
|What is it:||Outreach and enrichment activities|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
|Venue opening hours:||11am-4pm (7th & 8th October)|
|Who is it for:||Adults, Current University students, General public, University staff|
|Speaker:||Dr Anna Theakston, Professor Elena Lieven, Professor Caroline Rowland, Professor Padraic Monaghan|
The event will take place in the Manchester Museum as a collaboration between the Museum’s extremely successful family education/early years’ programme and the ESRC International Centre for Language and Communicative Development (LUCiD - see link below).
Our weekend event will comprise four drop-in sessions, two per day. During each session there will be an engaging series of demonstrations and interactive activities for preverbal infants to primary age children, creating links between LuCiD research and the Museum’s education programme (e.g. pointing & sorting tasks linked to museum exhibits, language games, Egyptian hieroglyphics, eye-tracking experiments, a book reading display exploring how books can be read to children). Each activity will have a leaflet for visitors to take away explaining its purpose and associated research findings.
During each session, LuCiD researchers will give a scheduled series of 10 minute talks, aimed at children and caregivers, which map onto key LuCiD research themes (see link below); the Museum will offer related activities in the Nature Discovery and Living Worlds areas including their popular ‘Magic Carpet’ book reading session; and staff and researchers will be on hand to answer questions.
- ESRC International Centre for Language and Communicative Development (LUCiD): http://www.lucid.ac.uk/
- LUCiD Research Themes: http://www.lucid.ac.uk/what-we-do/research
Professor Caroline Rowland
Professor Padraic Monaghan
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