Roberta M Golinkoff

School of Education

Journalists: Andrea Boyle Tippett (UD Media Relations) can assist with interview requests for this expert. 302-831-1421,
  • Significant research conducted on how children learn language.
  • Most recent publications focus on the importance of play in the way kids learn.
  • Speaks all over the world on the topics of language development and the importance of play and playful learning.
  • Has consulted for the toy industry and Crayola.
  • Can discuss preschool education as well as the role of media in children's lives.

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H Rodney Sharp Professor, School of Education
Professor, Linguistics and Cognitive Science
Professor, Psychology

In The News:
A quiet education revolution worldwide is giving kids the skills to be 21st century citizens (Quartz)
Adults are grappling with helping young people in aftermath of the election (The Record & Herald News)
Transforming cities into learning landscapes (Brookings Institute)
How to talk to kids about the nasty 2016 election (Mercury News)
How 'Daycare' Became 'School' (The Atlantic)
Keeping up that back-to-school feeling (News Journal)
UD's Golinkoff discusses book on science and successful children (Doctor Radio)
Self-regulations: just as important as learning your abcs and 123s (Huffington Post)
How to Prevent Donald Trump from Messing Up Your Kids (Vanity Fair)
Active, engaged, meaningful and interactive: Putting the 'education' back in educational apps (Huffington Post)

UDaily Articles:
How to raise brilliant children, according to science
New book by UD professor discusses what science says about raising successful children
Responsive interactions help toddlers learn language
Creating playful interventions to help build children's vocabulary
Computerized assessment to help identify preschoolers with language difficulties
Roberta Golinkoff to receive 2011 Francis Alison Award
Golinkoff receives NH stimulus grant to study preschoolers' geometric knowledge
Golinkoff, colleague win national psychology award
Golinkoff testifies before Congress on 'playing for the future'

literacy, children, language, play, early childhood, education, learning