A nursery room is set up in the Family Center. Through the warm interior decoration, mothers can breastfeed in a comfortable environment. The Family Center encourages breastfeeding. Breast milk is rich in nutrients and also contains a variety of antibodies and living cells that can prevent diseases. Compared with infant formula (or the so-called ”milk powder“), the nutritional value is higher.
Studies have shown that breastfed infants are relatively healthy. For mothers who breastfeed, it can help reduce the risk of breast and ovarian cancer. The nursery room is also equipped with a nursery chair, a milk warmer, a hot and cold water machine, a safety bell, and a hanging wall.
The parental care toilet provides a more intimate service space. When parents and children need to use it, you may wish to have another parent-child experience; if the child needs to change diapers, the parental care toilet is the most suitable place.
Every child is a natural artist with rich imagination and creativity. Therefore, this area provides diversified and interesting artistic creation materials which allowing children to express their own ideas Such tools can also stimulate their creative thinking and awaken their inner creativity force.
Percussion is an innate instinct of young children and the initial way to open the door to music. The music wall set up in this area is provided with various types of daily necessities and natural materials. Children can wave their arms and beat at will in order to feel the sounds made by various materials and compose their own childhood music in the speed and strength.
Young children living in cities do not have a deep understanding of the lives of forest aborigines. This area provides children with aboriginal clothing, harvesting teaching aids , and picnic tools. These facilities allowing children to act as forest aboriginals and experience the fun of harvesting or picnics, thereby promoting the concept of caring for the rainforest and cherishing food which is a way to cultivating children’s good life values. In the process of role imitation and imaginative play, parents can observe their children’s reactions and feel the fun of parent-child interaction at the same time which can effectively promote children’s empathy, language ability, and problem-solving ability.
Picture books with different themes can not only meet the needs of children of all ages, but also provide a high-quality parent-child reading time which enhance the intimacy between caregivers and children. In order to create a good reading environment, several semi-enclosed reading spaces are set up in this area, so that children can focus more on stories. The area also provides hand puppets and teaching aids related to the content of the picture book. Parents can use this to expand the atmosphere of the story and interpret the various feelings of the characters in the story. This lively reading method can turn words and images into living creatures, and start a happy journey of parent-child reading together.
There are different types of large-scale sensory teaching aids such as crawling mats, soft slides, tree climbing holes, and elastic tactile balls in the area. Children can not only improve their physical coordination, balance, and softness in this safe environment, but also promote the acceptance and emotional communication between parents and children during the joint play which also promote the intimacy between caregivers and children. At the same time, this area is equipped with diversified teaching aids suitable for children’s fine motor and cognitive aspects. Parents can choose according to their children’s preferences and age.