Loyola University Chicago

Children's Memory and Learning

Research Projects


Our research team is interested broadly in the development of children's memory. Our projects in the Children's Memory Study focus on the development of memory over the preschool and early school years years, and the important role of parent-child conversational interactions in the development of skills remembering. 

Our Children's Learning in Museums projects focus on how to promote children's early learning about engineering and science. This research examines how parent-child conversational interactions during hands-on activities impacts children's learning and retention of information about experiences in informal educational environments.

To learn about our most recent museum-based project is funded by the National Science Foundation and focuses on how children can learn about and development an interest in engineering and science through engagement with their parents in Tinkering and Reflection.