Articles and Interviews

In our lab, we are trying to find out how learning is affected when children are engaged in live interaction via a screen. Below is a list of news articles and video interviews that are related to this work.

[Child Trends News Service] Q & A Lauren Myers

Professor Lauren Myers described her interests and research in this interview. Click the link to watch the video!

[WFMZ-TV] Positive Parenting: FaceTime Grandma

Professor Lauren Myers discusses her research and how some types of screen time can be beneficial. Click the link to watch the video!

[Zero to Three] What the Research Says About the Impact of Media on Children Aged 0-3 Years Old

Professor Lauren Myer’s 2017 and 2018 research was used in Zero to Three’s research summary and recommendations on children’s media usage. Click the link to read the full report! You can also find 5 Tips to Make the Most of Videochat here and the Executive Summary here.

[WebMD] What Does a 2-Year-Old Know? You May Be Surprised

Professor Lauren Myer’s video chat research and quotes were featured in a WebMD article, describing the importance of a responsive adult in helping children learn and understand. Click the link to read more about two-year old’s know!

[Lafayette College] Baby FaceTime: Can Toddlers Learn From Online Video Chat?

Professor Lauren Myer’s Baby FaceTime study has been featured on the Lafayette College  YouTube channel. Click the link to see what a visit to the Lafayette College Kids Lab looks like!

[Developmental Science] Baby FaceTime: can toddlers learn from online video chat?

Professor Lauren Myers and former EXCEL Scholars Rachel LeWitt, Renee Gallo, and Nicole Maselli are now published in the journal Developmental Science. Click the link to see the research study!

[NBC News] Study: No More Than An Hour a Day of Screen Time for Children Under Five

NBC News included the Lafayette College Kids Lab (Under the direction of Professor Lauren Myers and her Research Assistants) in a story about screen time following the new guidelines that have been released by the American Academy of Pediatrics (Fall 2016)

[WSJ] Want Babies to Learn From Video? Try Interactive.

Alison Gopnik, well-known psychologist, mentions Lafayette College Kids Lab in her WSJ article about toddlers and learning from video (Summer 2016).

[Science Daily] New study of toddlers sheds light on value of Facetime video chat as meaningful interaction

Professor Lauren Myer’s research article “Baby FaceTime: Can toddlers learn from online video chat?” was featured in a recent Science Daily article (Summer 2016).

[Lehigh Valley Live] Lafayette College researchers have good news for grandma

Our Kids Lab has been featured on the front page of the Lehigh Valley Express Times. Click the link to check it out! (Summer ’16)

[Wish TV] Study: Toddlers benefit from live video chat interaction

Wish TV featured a Lafayette College Kids Lab study the compares video chat to prerecorded video (Summer 2016).

[Pourquoi Docteur] Apprentissage : les appels vidéo profitent aux enfants

Lafayette College Kids Lab research can even be seen in French parenting blogs! (Summer 2016).

[Growing Your Baby] Live Video Chat Shows Promise, May Teach Toddlers New Social Skills

Another great reading featuring the Lafayette Kids Lab. Click the link to check it out! (Summer ’16)

[Medical Research] Toddlers Can Understand and Learn From Interactive Facetime

Professor Lauren Myers was recently interviewed for an article at Medical Research. Click the link to check it what she has to say about toddlers and video chat interactions (Summer 2016)!

[Medical News Today] FaceTime might help toddlers learn new skills and social interactions

Professor Lauren Myer’s study on toddlers learn from video chat vs. pre-recorded video was featured in Medical News Today (Summer 2016).

[LV Breastfeeding]: Lafayette College Kids’ Lab is a Baby Friendly Lehigh Valley Location

The Lafayette College Kids Lab welcomes children of all ages to visit! We are breastfeeding friendly and have changing stations and seating for breastfeeding mothers.