Language Scrapbooking for Science

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KidTalk compiles recordings of your child's talk to create a time capsule of their little voice that you can share with family!


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We are scientists who are studying how COVID-19 affects children’s learning environments. This research will help educators and policymakers support families during and after COVID-19.


October 30, 2020

KidTalk team member Parker Robbins gave a talk presenting findings from the KidTalk project at the USC Center for Economic and Social Research's COVID-19 Work in Progress Conference.

October 13, 2020

KidTalk was featured in The Seattle Times! Learn more about what KidTalk's Principal Investigator Dr. Joshua Hartshorne has to say about children and screen time by clicking here!

October 5, 2020

EdSurge interviewed KidTalk's Principal Investigators Dr. Joshua Hartshorne and Dr. Yi Ting Huang about early findings suggesting that children’s “screen time” reflects parents’ stress levels and access to resources, not their philosophy or knowledge about child rearing. Read more here!

September 17, 2020

KidTalk Principal Investigators Dr. Joshua Hartshorne and Dr. Yi Ting Huang, as well as KidTalk team members Kathleen Oppenheimer and Parker Robbins, posted the preprint for "Screen time as an index of family distress", a paper showcasing KidTalk data!

September 10, 2020

The New York Times featured KidTalk in an article about child language development during the COVID-19 pandemic!

September 3, 2020

The Prince George's County CTV News highlighted KidTalk in a recent TV segment, featuring interviews with KidTalk Principal Investigators Dr. Yi Ting Huang and Dr. Joshua Hartshorne!

July 31, 2020

The Planet Word Museum uploaded an interview on Facebook with KidTalk Principal Investigator 

Dr. Yi Ting Huang!

June 9, 2020

KidTalk: Language Scrapbooking for Science launches in Beta.

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This work is funded by the National Science Foundation

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