Roberta Michnick Golinkoff

Unidel H. Rodney Sharp Professor of Education in the School of Education at the University of Delaware, USA

I explore language development, the benefits of play, children’s spatial learning, and the effects of media on children. My latest project, Playful Learning Landscapes, brings physical installations to communities to engender conversation that promotes child well-being. I also created the QUILS: Quick Interactive Language Screener (in English and for Spanish bilinguals), designed to identify potential language problems between 3 and 6 years of age.
I am deeply committed to sharing the latest research in education and development with the public and I write often for lay audiences, including my last book, Becoming brilliant: What science tells us about raising successful children, which reached the New York Times best-seller list.

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