Episode 3: Gaming—How Play Helps Grown-Ups Learn about Kids | January 12, 2020 at 10 a.m.
Playing house, shooting hoops, and building tall towers play a pivotal role in the way children learn and understand the world around them. In fact, playing games with your child can provide critical insight into the way they learn and enhances skills necessary for their development.
Join the Museum’s Director of Education, Whitney Raser, as she speaks with Dr. Kimberly Vanderbilt, an Associate Professor of Psychology at California State University San Marcos and Director of the CSUSM ROCKSTAR (Research On Children's Knowledge of Social Thinking And Reasoning) Lab, about the importance of game-play for children. Through her work with the ROCKSTAR Lab, Kimberly investigates how children learn about people and navigate the complicated social world we live in to understand other’s thoughts, actions, and trustworthiness.
During this bite-sized conversation, you’ll learn what games tell us about how kids learn and how you can use games to help you child practice real-world skills.
More About "Parenting on the Go" Virtual Workshop Series:
Over this three-part virtual workshop series, we’re partnering with our network of experts in the field of early childhood development and education to explore ideas of positive reinforcement and purposeful play. Each workshop conversation is bite-sized–perfect for busy caretakers on the go–and will provide practical tips and resources to support our community of parents, caretakers, and families.
*This is not a live event. Each virtual workshop episode video will be posted on the designated day and time.