Book your session to participate in this study.
Parent-and-Me Play Sessions are part of an online research study for 6 to 24 month olds. It focuses on the interactions that occur between a caregiver and a baby during play at home. During the study session, you and your child play together using whatever toys you have at home. Total participation time is approximately 45 minutes, and includes:
Participation is completely voluntary, and participants receive a $10 Amazon gift card after completing a session. To complete this study, you will need:
A step-by-step guide on how to prepare for participating in a Parent-and-Me play session at FAU's Infant Cognition Lab.
Instructions via EmailWe'll send you an email with instructions for your Zoom appointment and a survey link to complete beforehand, so you are all set for your session.
Find a Quiet SpaceTry your best to find a quiet space in your home with a constant light source and minimal background movement to limit distractions during the session.
What to Bring
We ask that you prepare around 3 to 5 toys. Toys that work well for this study include: stacking rings and shape sorters, puzzles and books, blocks and play food. Please, nothing electronic.
Getting Set Up
You and your child should be seated facing each other. You'll need to have your child in a booster seat or high chair so that we can see their behaviors and your study session can be recorded.
For this study, we need to see both you and your child while you interact. Your webcam should be positioned in a stable place far enough away from you so that we can see both of you from the waist up.
Once the study is over, a recording of the session will be automatically uploaded to the lab's Zoom Cloud and only be accessible to authorized research staff.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (561) 297-2728.