Kathy Hirsh-Pasek

Kathy Hirsh-Pasek sitting down and smiling.
How to raise brilliant children
Type: News Story
Temple Professor Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek talks about her new book on National Public Radio
July 12, 2016
Children learn best during real-time interaction, new study finds
Type: News Story
Researchers know that while children can learn new words by interacting in a live conversation with an adult, they have far more difficulty learning words from video or television screens. Now, a new study from researchers at Temple University's Infant Lab demonstrates that children are able to learn new words through live video chat technology.
September 25, 2013
Perils of texting while parenting
Type: In the Media
September 29, 2012
Infant Lab explores how kids learn from play
Type: In the Media
November 25, 2011
Kids need "active engagement," not screen time
Type: In the Media
October 26, 2011
Children need time to play
Type: In the Media
August 14, 2011
Go ‘back to the future’ for buying good children’s toys this holiday season
Type: News Story
With the economic pinch hitting the North Pole as much as anywhere else this holiday season, would-be Santa’s should look to be more creative about the toys they buy their young children. Whether it’s high-tech or low-tech, toys should spark imagination and creativity, promote physical activity and encourage social interaction, says Temple University developmental psychologist Kathy Hirsh-Pasek
November 16, 2010
More expensive = more educational is not the right formula for buying good children’s toys
Type: News Story
“Old-fashioned inexpensive retro toys, such as red rubber balls, simple building blocks, clay and crayons, that don’t cost so much and are usually hidden in the back shelves are generally healthier for children than the electronic educational toys that have fancier boxes and cost $89.99,” says Temple University developmental psychologist Kathy Hirsh-Pasek.
December 11, 2008