HDFS Research

Board book promotes healthy beginnings

Professor Megan McClelland helped co-create the research-based baby board book “Bunny to Bunny”

“Bunny to Bunny” is the first research-based baby board book of its kind and is intended to foster healthy and playful interactions between a child and their grown-up through rhymes and poems.  

It was developed as part of the Learning Sciences Exchange Fellowship funded by the Jacobs Foundation, and 10,000 copies of the first book in the series, “Sing Me Your Song,” have been shared with children across Oregon and the country. 

The book was created by College of Health professor and child development researcher Megan McClelland, children’s content creator Jill Shinderman at Barclay Square Media, Germany-based policymaker and education expert Janna Pahnke, and London-based science journalist Catherine de Lange at New Scientist Magazine. 

Based on this successful partnership, the team received a $200,000 gift from the Panda Charitable Family Foundation to print and distribute 50,000 “Bunny to Bunny” books through partnerships with the Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families