Click the link below or head on over to our "Current Research" to learn more about our new study!
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:
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!
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 (email@example.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!