Plymouth BabyLab

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Many tips and resources for bilingual families

A local, very professional and child-friendly place to learn new language(s)

A super place to find all there is to do in Plymouth and around with kids!

Plymouth Babylab

Welcome to the Babylab! We are a team of researchers working at Plymouth University on child development, and we are very much looking forward to meeting you soon in our newly refurbished lab!

About Us

The Babylab was opened in 2006 and thanks to parents' support, we have on average 400 visits per year from children aged 5 months to 5 years. We specialise in the study of language development, social development, and visual perception. Every visit is valued and we do all we can to make it a fun experience for both your little one and yourself.

“Hi, thanks for this morning, Oliver always likes coming into the Babylab, it’s a fun way to spend an hour in the morning and it wears him out a bit for nap time. It’s always encouraging when he says 'again?' at the end of the study.” Mum of Oliver Northmore, aged 20 months.

“It was just to say I was really impressed how Lydia interacted with little Thomas and how much we liked the Babylab,” Sarah Marshall

Studies in Other Labs

Norms of vocabulary development in toddlers using the Oxford Communicative Development Inventories:

Birkbeck Babylab in London, to understand how babies learn and develop, particularly during the first 2 years of life.