Parent & Baby Learning 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


  • Have you ever wondered how your baby learns new things?
  • Do you want to learn how best to encourage your child to walk or talk, or promote good sleep?

This event will give parents and carers with 0-3-year-old infants, the opportunity to ask experts about their child’s development in an open, accessible way – ranging from screens and sleep, to language and feeding. If you have questions or would just like to hear the latest on how baby and toddler brains develop, then please come!

The event will also feature talks from Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, a world-famous innovator in playful learning, and from Anne Wood, the creator of Teletubbies and In the Night Garden. We will also have a theatre show from Dr Caspar Addyman based on his book series ‘Babies Laugh‘.

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

Public Lecture Speakers

Anne Wood

Ragdoll Productions Ltd.

Kathy Hirsh-Pasek

Temple University

Meet the Experts

Autism Early Signs

What are early signs of autism in infancy?
Jesssica Bradshaw, University of South Carolina


Discovering the impacts of mums and milk on infant neurodevelopment
Brittany Howell, Virginia Tech


How to support your child’s language development
Catherine Tamis-Lemonda, New York University & Lillian Masek

How bilingual children learn
Leher Singh, National University of Singapore


How babies learn to make judgements about right and wrong
Kiley Hamlin, The University of British Columbia


What do babies remember?
Natalie Brito, New York University

How do babies bay attention to things
Natasha Kirkham, Birkbeck, University of London


How to support your child’s motor development
Lana Karasik, City University of NY


Early years provision available in Scotland
Jane Brumpton, Early Years Scotland

How do babies learn to understand that other people have thoughts and feelings
Zana Clay, Durham University


How to calm a crying child
Sam Wass, University of East London


Different baby personalities and different parenting styles
Koraly Perez-Edgar, Pennsylvania State University


How to make babies laugh and why it matters
Caspar Addyman, Stellenbosch University

How are play and learning inter-related?
Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Temple University & Molly Scott


How can my child develop healthy relationships with screens?
Jenny Radesky, University of Michigan Medical School

Growing up in a digital world
Rachel Barr, Georgetown University

How is media use connected to sleep and learning?
Sabine Seehagen, Ruhr University Bochum & Sarah Berger, College of Staten Island and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

How do infants first learn the differences between other people and objects
Shoji Itakura, Doshisha University

Tim Smith, University of the Arts London

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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