Play a Silly Word Game with Us!

Play a Silly Word Game with Us!

NYU LEARN Lab (New York University)

Who Can Participate

For children ages 2 years, 6 months to 3 years, 4 months (30 to 40 months) who speak English

What Happens

Your child will watch captivating videos with colorful shapes and music as well as videos of simple actions. They will hear some silly words throughout the study. We may ask your child to point to the screen, but it is okay if they do not. Either way, we will be capturing your child’s eye gaze as they watch the videos so we can tell what they are looking at.

What We're Studying

The purpose of this study is to understand how toddlers and preschoolers learn language. Learning their first language is one of the most amazing achievements of early childhood and we are interested in learning how children accomplish it. This study will let us better understand what information is useful for children learning new verbs.


15 minutes


You will receive a US $7 gift card for your participation. If you or your child withdraws, you will still receive full payment. Your child must be visible during the study to receive compensation. You can only participate and receive compensation once. You will receive your compensation within one week of participation.

This study is conducted by Sudha Arunachalam (contact:

Would you like to participate in this study?