The Fulcher Lab is excited to announce that we are partnering with Rockbridge County 4-H to bring you a brand new 4-H club! Games for Your Brain will be hosted every other Tuesday in the Great Hall of the Science Center at Washington and Lee University!
Starting February 18th, your kids can come play lots of fun, new games, while learning about different parts of their brain and how they are used in each game! Games for Your Brain will run from 5:00-6:30 pm.
Be sure to bring $5 for pizza! If you are interested in signing your child up for this club, please contact us at email@example.com.
We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season! We are back in the lab, and excited about what is to come in 2020. Here are some photos from our last outreach event at Rockbridge Library!
Thanks to everyone who came out to the Downtown Lexington Trick-or-Treat on Friday! We loved seeing all your costumes. Happy Halloween!
Click the link below or head on over to our "Current Research" to learn more about our new study!
The Toy Project
For her senior honors thesis, Davis Straske '19 researched and wrote about the development of empathy in young boys-- finding that when young boys were able to play with baby dolls, they developed stronger empathy. She submitted her thesis and was featured on the WBUR (Boston NPR) website and radio show - Go Davis!!
Here's a link to read more about it:
Last week, we visited Fairfield Elementary through the Rockbridge County YMCA after school program. It was our first ever visit to Fairfield, and we had a great time!
We split up into stations to learn about the various components of LEGOs: from spatial skills, to creativity, to mental rotation!
So far, our lab has visited Enderly Heights Elementary School to teach our lesson on emotions, and Natural Bridge Elementary School to teach our lesson on spatial skills with LEGOs.
Our new lab member Graham made his community outreach debut in the emotions play, written by our friends at Enderly Heights!
At Natural Bridge, we saw some of the best LEGO free play creations!
Thank you to Rockbridge County YMCA for letting us host these lessons!
The Fulcher lab is in the early stages of a new project -- a toy library for the families of Rockbridge County! If you have any STEM toys for children of all ages that you'd like to donate, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We would greatly appreciate your gently used toys and ideas for toys that promote STEM learning!
Happy holidays from the Fulcher lab! Our developmental research team put together a gift and book guide for this holiday season. We've found books and toys for children ages 3 to 5 that support children's social, cognitive, and spatial development, as well as books that provide new perspectives for young children. We hope you'll find a great gift for your children this holiday season!
Click here to open the full guide: full gift guide 2018
Main Street Lexington hosted a downtown trick-or-treat for Halloween, and we loved sharing our Lego photo station and meeting so many new families! Thanks so everyone who entered our drawing to win the LEGO Under the Sea set; the winner will be announced today!
And, thanks to W&L Professor Dr. Haley Sigler for the great picture!