Parent Public Outreach Event

Date: Monday, July 8th 2024
Location: Glasgow Science Centre
Time: 3pm-5pm
Cost to attend: This is a free event, open to all members of the public
Contact info: For any questions, please contact
Event Sponsor: Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development


About The Event

This event will provide an opportunity for parents of young children in the Glasgow area to meet some of our international experts in early development, to ask questions about their children and to hear about our experts’ research. We will have a number of experts on different aspects of child development – from sleeping, to language use, to technology and screens, ets. In addition, to this, we will have a public talk from Anne Wood, the creator of Teletubbies and In the Night Garden. Mark your calendars and be sure to join us on July 8th, 2024.

Expression of interest: If you are planning on attending, please register your expression of interest HERE.


Public Lecture

  1. Anne Wood, Ragdoll Productions Ltd.
  2. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Temple University

Meet the Experts

  1. Anne Wood, Ragdoll Productions Ltd.
    How Teletubbies and In The Night Garden were developed
  2. Brittany Howell, Virginia Tech
    Discovering the impacts of moms and milk on infant neurodevelopment
  3. Caspar Addyman, Stellenbosch University
    How to make babies laugh and why it matters
  4. Catherine Tamis-Lemonda, New York University & Lillian Masek,
    How to support your child’s language development
  5. Jane Brumpton, Early Years Scotland
    Early years provision available in Scotland
  6. Jenny Radesky, University of Michigan Medical School
    How can my child develop healthy relationships with screens?
  7. Jesssica Bradshaw, University of South Carolina
    What are early signs of autism in infancy?
  8. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Temple University & Molly Scott, Playful Learning Landscapes
    Playful Learning Landscapes
  9. Kiley Hamlin, The University of British Columbia
    The origins of moral judgment in infancy
  10. Koraly Perez-Edgar, Pennsylvania State University
    Temperament and parenting?
  11. Lana Karasik, City University of NY
    How to support your child’s motor development
  12. Leher Singh, National University of Singapore
    How bilingual children learn
  13. Natalie Brito, New York University
    What do babies remember?
  14. Natasha Kirkham, Birkbeck, University of London
    Attention development
  15. Rachel Barr, Georgetown University
    Children learning from screens
  16. Sabine Seehagen, Ruhr University Bochum & Sarah Berger, College of Staten Island and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York
    How sleep supports infants’ learning
  17. Sam Wass, University of East London
    How to calm a crying child
  18. Shoji Itakura, Doshisha University
    How infants percieve non-human agent
  19. Tim Smith, Southgate University

Other Activities

Playful learning Landscapes

In the midst of the experts, we will also have some Playful Learning Landscapes designed for children by Kathy Hirsh Pasek.

Theatre Show

 Join us for a Theatre Show given by Caspar Addyman based on his book series ‘Babies Laugh’ 

Getting To the Venue

Information on how to get to the Science Centre can be found here. 

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