We’re off for winter break!

Our lab will be on vacation for winter break from December 15th through January 3rd. If you’re interested in coming in for a visit in January, email us (fulcherlab@gmail.com) to let us know!

We’re finishing up these studies, and we’d love you to help…

  • Lego studies for girls ages 6-10
  • Emotions + empathy study for boys ages 3-5 ($15 for participation!)

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 Thanksgiving from the Fulcher Lab!

We are on break for the week (November 19-23), so we’ll be home with our families.  Once back on campus, let us know if you’d like to participate in our research! Our studies are ongoing, and we’d love to have you come in during our last few weeks of the fall semester.

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. Hailey 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!