Parenting and Child Learning: The Role of Parental Beliefs About Child Learning and Language Development 

Team Members

Kim Kopko and Marianella Casasola 

This project, led by Kim Kopko (PI) and  Marianella Casasola (Co-PI), examines the ways in which young children’s play with certain types of toys can promote learning and cognitive development.  Caregivers’ beliefs about early learning, their rationale for toy selections, and interactions with their toddlers in a play session will be assessed. Results will highlight the relation among parental beliefs about learning, access to quality toys and infant learning.

Pilot study currently underway