Warwick Research with Kids Group’s The Sense of Commitment Lab are coming to Thinktank and are looking for four year olds to participate

They are looking at how and when young children engage in spontaneous helping and how they develop their understanding of the commitments and obligations involved in collaborative activities. Their studies are designed as games which children play with the researchers (play partners) using wooden blocks, hand puppets, balls etc…

They are bringing their COORDINATION STUDY to Thinktank which looks at how levels of coordination and eye contact affect children’s behaviour.

Children are introduced to a game where they collect balls and put them into a tube to give them to an animal. The child plays the game with a play partner, who either coordinates with them or plays in parallel. After a while, a second play partner starts playing a new exciting game.

The Research Group are interested in observing how long children remain engaged in the first game and how they behave when they decide to switch to a new game. They are also interested in looking at the pathway they take to play the game.

All their studies are child-friendly and children have a lot of fun playing their games. However, they are free to stop at any time. The coordination study typically lasts between 30-40 minutes. The Research Group use video recordings and a movement tracker to collect their data.

The Research Group are looking for children aged 4 years and 3 months to 4 years and 9 months to participate in the study. The children who participate will receive FREE entrance to the museum on the day, accompanying adults and children will be required to pay the usual on-the-door price as shown, or book online in advance to save.

Pre-booking is essential, please book a place on study via the Doodle website .

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