University Of Toronto – Gerstein Science Information Centre

Toronto, Ontario

Our Family Workstation was specified to meet the needs of non-traditional students at the University of Toronto. Both inclusive and supportive, a parent can study with less stress knowing that their child is lovingly safe and secure, along with the assurance that they are less than an arm’s length away. An engaging space for both student parent or caregiver and child.

The Family Workstation is a prime example of combining all The Basics early literacy practices – Count, Group & Compare, Talk, Sing & Point, Maximize Love & Manage Stress, Explore through Movement & PLAY, Read & Discuss Stories. Babies and toddlers are encouraged to interact with learning panels by sliding a mouse around the clock or moving a tractor through a farm, strengthening fine motor skills. The mirror sparks curiosity and motivates little ones to learn and practice skills like tummy time, which develops the necessary gross motor skills for crawling, walking and beyond.