Our expertise covers many aspects of children’s lives with technology: learning and development, including the role of gesture and bodily movement in learning; the curriculum and pedagogyTheory of learning in the early years; engagement and motivation; play and educational toys; and everyday life at home and the role of the family.


To view our current and previous research projects click on the links below.

Parents’ expectations and aspirations for their children’s futures as users of technology.


Childhoods and Parenting, Playing and Learning, and Creating and Communicating.


Play at home - technological and traditional toys.


Babies’ and infants’ interactions with technology in the home.


A pilot study examining the Internet of Things in the context of children’s play in the home.


Applying the principles of embodied cognition to teaching children science.