Baby friendship

2 babies playPlaying with same age children and having long term friends is very important. For example, children who have friends and easily interact with other children adapt better to the school environment. Research suggests that children are able to interact with each other already in the first year of life. You may have noticed that your baby shares toys with another baby when they meet to play. However it is not very clear how these interactions occur and how they influence the social and emotional development of your child. In this project we plan to use precise measurements of emotions and behaviour in order to understand the dynamic of infants and children’s interactions while they play. This information is highly valuable to both parents and educators for fostering children’s social and emotional wellbeing.

We are currently recruiting 6- to 15-months-old infants for this project.

If you would like to participate with your baby, please sign-up here.

More information about what it means to participate in research in our lab can be found here.