FETC 2012 NEWS: Multi-touch, interactive table solution released

Hatch® unveiled today WePlaySmart™, a research-based content solution for the multi-touch SMART Table.

The new WePlaySmart system accommodates two to four children and aims to promote social and emotional school readiness through interaction during cognitive-skill-based games. The system presents activities across four skill areas of social and emotional development, including behavioral control, social competence, emotional control, and executive function. Each of the more than 275 research-based activities provides opportunities for children to practice and develop capabilities to make their own decisions, solve problems, and collaborate in a variety of familiar and new environments. Features include:

  • Research-based content
  • Designed using best practices (real photos, rich vocabulary)
  • Aligned with nationally recognized early childhood development standards
  • Independent access for pre-readers using patented photo login and audio prompts
  • Supports visual, kinesthetic, and auditory learning styles
  • Child-directed play in fun, game-like environment for increased student engagement
  • Encourages cooperation between two to four children to develop four critical skill areas: behavioral control, social competence, emotional control, and executive function
  • Social-emotional activities set against a backdrop of cognitive skill development
  • Audio samples capture actual language and interaction with peers for authentic monitoring
  • Administrators and teachers can view objective individual detailed reports and class overview reports
  • Plug and play - comes pre-loaded with activities, progress monitoring and reporting tools