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Little Drummers: Does your little one like to move?! We (Dr Sinead Rocha and Dr Caspar Addyman) have put together an ONLINE short musical challenge and some fun games for little drummers aged 2-2.5 years. By taking part you'll help us understand how we develop a sense of rhythm. 

What is the purpose of this study?

We are interested in how people develop their sense of rhythm. We believe toddlers' ability to move in time with the beat of music may be related to their general ability to monitor and adapt to the environment around them. We expect that children who are most flexible in changing their drumming speed will also do well in the games in our survey.

What will the study involve?

To measure their sense of rhythm toddlers will be asked to bang on a flat surface with and without a musical accompaniment (this will take 3 minutes). We will then ask you to complete an online survey, which includes some fun interactive games to try with your little one (this can be done at a later time). In total, the study will take ~15 minutes.

You will need to set up an account on the Lookit platform, which hosts lots of fun studies for all ages of babies and toddlers! It is completely free and you have no obligation to complete the studies, just take part as and when you like.

If you'd like to participate, just follow this link (on desktops/laptops only):

If you have any questions about the musical challenge, get in touch with Dr Sinead Rocha directly or email the Cambridge Babylab.