Language Lab looking for a few good toddlers

languageUW-Green Bay Prof. Jennifer Zapf is asking Green Bay-area alumni, University employees and returning adult students with young children to consider volunteering for a visit to the Language Learning Lab on campus. Zapf and her Human Development and psychology students are conducting a major study of toddlers’ skill and language development.

Participation is easy, with only a single 30- to 45-minute session in which the parent will gently guide his or her child through a few simple play exercises. Participants (the children, anyway) get a free book or toy as a parting gift. Zapf and/or one of her student research assistants will observe.

If you have a child between the ages of 1 and 3 and a willingness to play games for science, contact Zapf at MAC Hall C310; e-mail zapfj@uwgb.edu, phone 920-465-2490. Parents can sign up online at the project website, www.uwgb.edu/learnlab.