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Mini Movers Study

Study Type


Study Purpose

The purpose of the Mini Movers study is to figure out what active play, screen-time, and sleep look like in the home environment. We want to find ways to help kids move more and sleep well.

About the Study

Eligible participants will visit the Pennington Biomedical clinic for two study visits, and the second visit can be virtual. The first visit will last approximately 60 minutes and consist of completing a consent, questionnaires, child height and weight, the child performing cognitive, language, and motor skill tasks, and attaching a wearable device (like a pedometer) to the child’s wrist. A staff member will download the study-specific app onto the parent’s phone and provide a tutorial on how to use it for the week. Parents will answer mini surveys during the week about their child’s physical activity, screen-time, and sleep. Parents will have the option of visit 2 being completed in person or virtually, where they will participate in a qualitative interview.

Study Design

Number of Visits:

  • 2 study visits (one can be virtual)


  • Questionnaires
  • Child height and weight
  • Cognitive, language, and motor skills
  • Study-specific mobile app
  • Child will wear a physical activity monitor (like a pedometer) for one to two-weeks
  • Parent interview

Study Qualifications

To qualify for this research study, your child should: 

  • Be 3 – 4 years old
  • Be physically capable of exercise and have no parent-reported mobility limitations
  • Have a parent willing to use a mobile phone app for this study

Study Duration

Participation in the study will last approximately 14 days.


Compensation of up to $100 is offered for the completion of this study.

Study Contact

If you think you may be eligible, please click the button below to screen online, call 225-763-2859, or email

If you think you may be eligible, please click the button below to screen online.

Please do not fill out this questionnaire for anyone other than yourself unless you are their legal guardian.
If you know someone who may be interested please direct them to the site or have them call us directly at 225-763-3000.

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