Centre in the News

An article about Daniela O'Neill

Media mentions of research at the Centre!

The LUI | Picturebook Talk | Stepping into Story Worlds | Stories and Math

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The Language Use Inventory (LUI)

The value of picture books in fostering complex talk

Stepping into the minds and shoes of storybook characters

A link between storytelling ability and mathematical ability

Our study demonstrating a link between children's early storytelling abilities at age 3 and 4 and their mathematical ability 2 years later was featured in newspapers, magazines, and over 100 websites around the world! Here are some of the articles!

Media interviews with Daniela O'Neill on topics related to early child development

  • November 2009: Dr. O'Neill is interviewed in an article in Canadian Family magazine by Angela Pirisi entitled Play date prep: Seven secrets to planning a drama-free get-together.
  • April 2008: Dr. O'Neill is interviewed in an article in Canadian Family magazine by Angela Pirisi entitled Guys n' dolls: Forget boy toys and girl toys. Here's how to find the best toy for your tot (PDF).
  • September/Octember 2007 issue of Grand Magazine. Dr. O'Neill's work involving the development of peer-to-peer conversation in preschool-aged children was mentioned in an article entitled, “Gentle Nurturing,” about award-winning Early Childhood Education (ECE) teacher Dawn Russel of the Psychology Department’s Early Childhood Education Centre.
  • November/December 2006 issue of the Grand Magazine includes an interview with Dr. O'Neill for an article entitled “Lasting play value in classic toys.”

Launch of the Canadian Early Childhood Language Project

  • December 2, 2003: To help launch the Canadian Early Childhood Language Project, the Centre hosted a visit by Kitchener Mayor Carl Zehr, Regional Chair Ken Seiling, and Dr. David Johnston, president of the University of Waterloo! It was a wonderful morning for the Centre, with many our research assistants helping out and several families present who have participated in the Canadian Early Childhood Language Project and other studies at the Centre. You can read about the visit in the uWaterloo Daily Bulletin.

    The visit was also featured in an article in the University Gazette.

  • And here are some pictures!


    mayor visiting lab

  • From bottom left to right: Regional Chair Ken Seiling, Charlotte, Daniela O'Neill, Mayor Carl Zehr, Lucas, Ariana and uWaterloo President Dr. David Johnston.

  • Launch with Mayor

    University of Waterloo President Johnston giving his opening remarks. From left to right: Amanda Nosko, Regional Chair Ken Seiling, Mayor Carl Zehr, and President Johnston.