Past Researcher Profiles

By Chia-wa Yeh, Head Teacher and Research Coordinator

Sophie Bridgers, a beloved Stanford researcher known to Bing Nursery School children as “game room teacher,” worked and interacted with 2-year-olds at Bing for the past three years.…

By Chia-wa Yeh, Head Teacher and Research Coordinator   Over the past three years, nearly 150 children at Bing have played a fun guessing game with Jazzy, a brightly colored hand puppet. For the game, children took one card at a time from a stack of…
By Chia-wa Yeh, Head Teacher and Research Coordinator  Can robots have feelings? Do staplers get hungry? Can a mouse feel happy? These are some of the questions Stanford researcher Kara Weisman explores with adults and children regarding their…
By Chia-wa Yeh, Head Teacher and Research Coordinator 

Are horses like zebras or are zebras like horses? Can girls do math as well as boys or vice versa? How does the order of the nouns communicate information to adults and children? 

By Chia-wa Yeh, Head Teacher and Research Coordinator
 

Research is an integral part of Bing Nursery School. Each year about 40 Stanford researchers work with children at Bing as participants in their studies. One of these is graduate…

By Chia-wa Yeh, Head Teacher and Research Coordinator

In the course of his research, Taylor Holubar has played games with hundreds of children at Bing Nursery School. From these games, which were also research studies, the Stanford graduate…

By Chia-wa Yeh, Head Teacher and Research Coordinator

An adult accidentally drops a pen on the floor near a child. The adult tries to retrieve it unsuccessfully due to a table blocking the way. Watching this happening, how likely is…

By Chia-wa Yeh, Head Teacher and Research Coordinator

“Cow!” a 3-year-old exclaimed, pointing to the picture of a bison. Her parent said, “It’s sort of a cow,” and went on to explain that it’s really a bison. How might the child…

By Chia-wa Yeh, Head Teacher and Research Coordinator

What might be an effective way to help children learn about nutrition? Is it possible to teach young children biological concepts about food and nutrition? If so, does it make a…

By Chia-wa Yeh, Head Teacher and Research Coordinator

How do demonstrations of how something works influence young children’s expectations about how things will work in the future? Does giving children cues about what to pay attention…