Roberta Michnick Golinkoff holds the Unidel H. Rodney Sharp Chair in the School of Education at the University of Delaware and is also a member of the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and the Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Sciences. An author of 12 books and numerous professional articles, she founded and directs the Child’s Play, Learning, & Development Lab, whose goal it is to understand how children tackle the amazing feat of learning language and much else about their world.
Funded by the Institute for Education Sciences with a grant to Roberta M. Golinkoff, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Jill deVilliers, Aquiles Iglesias, and Mary Wilson, Brooks Publishing has brought out our new language screener, developed to find children (ages 3 through 5) with potential language problems. As language is fundamental to children’s success in school and in life, we hope it will be adopted by schools to find children with potential language issues who might linger unnoticed in classrooms. It can be administered on any touchscreen tablet or computer and identifies children for referral. QUILS™ has a monolingual English version and a forthcoming version for children learning both English and Spanish (the QUILS: ES).Learn More >
Fostering Language Development and Literacy in Times of War: Access to E-Books for Ukrainian Children After food, shelter, and safety, parents worry about their children’s education in wartime. We received a grant to provide free e-books to children in the Ukraine and the diaspora via a new website we will create. The website, hosted by […]Read full story >
Roberta’s talk was titled, “What Do I See? How Language Learners View the World’s Events”. This conference took place in Girona, Spain from September 7-9, 2022.Read full story >
A meeting of the Learning Sciences Exchange (LSX) took place in June of 2022. Pictured left to right: Roberta with Elise Franchino, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Cathrin Jerie, and Lisa Guernsey.Read full story >
Corpus Christi, TX welcomed Roberta in June of 2022 to speak at the Texas School Ready Early Childhood Institute about why playful learning makes for a superior educational experience.Read full story >
Roberta is a contributor at The Huffington Post. She contributes articles to her blog there on a regular basis, so check it out for the latest from the field.