LEGOs at Fairfield!

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!

Winter 2019 community outreach in full swing!

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!

STEM toy library!

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 fulcherlab@gmail.com

We would greatly appreciate your gently used toys and ideas for toys that promote STEM learning!

Holiday gift & book guide!

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

Happy Halloween from the Fulcher lab!

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!

Babysitting night, Nov 2: FULL!

An update on our Babysitting night for this Friday, November 2 — we are FULL! Thanks so much to the families who have registered, and if you didn’t get the chance, look for notices in January about our winter semester babysitting night!

See you Friday!

 

Coming up… Halloween, babysitting, school lessons!

So far it’s been a busy fall for the Fulcher Lab, but we’ve got plenty more events to look forward to!

Wednesday, October 31: Main Street Lexington’s Halloween trick-or-treat! Find us outside the W&L Business Office with candy, a LEGO photo spot, and a LEGO give-away!

Friday, November 2: Fulcher Lab babysitting night! Join us for pizza, games, and toy study participation (with parent permission). Email the lab (fulcherlab@gmail.com) to register!

And, we’ll be visiting some Rockbridge county schools teaching lessons on psychology, LEGOs, optical illusions, and more. We hope to see you soon!

Kicking off Community Outreach 2018-19!

This past Tuesday, we had our first community outreach event of the school year! Dr. Fulcher, along with lab members Cate and Genna, visited Enderly Heights Elementary School. We had a great time and wanted to share this photo of Genna with a Lego tower built by some of our new friends!

Rockbridge Fair & Expo LEGO competition results!

This past weekend, we delivered all of the entries from our LEGO Build Day into the Fair Fantastics LEGO competition at the Rockbridge Fair and Expo.

Our builders ROCKED it! We brought back 11 ribbons and one BEST IN SHOW prize! Congrats to the creator of “National Park!”

Many thanks and congratulations to our builders — be sure to email us to find a time to pick up your prize, and plan on a summer 2019 LEGO Build Day with the Fulcher Lab!