UWinnipeg researchers roll out literacy, numeracy tool for early home learning

March 27, 2020

University of Winnipeg researchers have launched an online learning tool to assist parents in preparing children, ages two to eight, for skills in literacy, numeracy, and wellness. The program, ToyBox, is a collaborative endeavor, drawing on the work of students at two different Winnipeg high schools to develop images for the program, and the app itself. Although the app version of ToyBox is set to be released later this year, an email version was fast-tracked amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Program founder Sheri-Lynn Skwarchuk said childcare centres are already reaching out about the tool. “One preschool just asked me if they could have the strategies to share with parents now that their centre is closed,” she noted. UWinnipeg (MB)