Children & Media Lab

Improving Learning from Moral & STEM Educational TV Stories


The Communication Arts Children & Media Lab is looking for 3- to 5-year-olds to participate in a study! We’re studying how to make simple changes to improve what children learn from educational TV.

Compensation: $10 per child ($5 for each session)

Who? Any 3-to-5-year-old child fluent enough in English to understand an episode from Peg + Cat can participate!

What will my child do? Watch educational stories from PBS Kids’ Peg + Cat, play relevant games, & answer questions about what they learned.

For how long? 2 one-on-one sessions, 2 weeks apart, 30-45 min. each. Parents fill out a 1-page background information sheet. Details are given on the consent form. You don’t need to print these out ahead of time – we’ll have hard copies for you.

Where? Communication Arts Research Center, 821 University Ave (Vilas Hall, 6th floor). To find us, enter the building on the corner of Park Street and University Ave. You’ll go up a ramp and through some big glass doors, where we’ll be waiting for you! To see a map and directions (including parking options), click here.

Two parking options are underneath Grainger (entrance at 325 N. Brooks St) or under Fresh Market building (entrance on N. Lake St).

When? See our sign-up slots for our availabilities. If you sign up for a time, you will get a reminder email in advance of your scheduled appointment to confirm your visit, and you will sign up for the second time slot when you arrive for your first session.

To contact us, please email the lead graduate student on the project, Alanna Peebles, with any questions:

To sign up for a research session, click the button below:

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