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The Power of Playing Together: Hatch introduces WePlaySmart 3.0

Written By: Hatch Experts Team

Publish Date: Jul 7, 2017

 

The next generation of collaborative play is here! We have updated our state-of-the-art multi-touch table and created WePlaySmart 3.0. WePlaySmart 3.0 is designed to help children develop the social-emotional and cognitive skills needed to form core literacy and math skills while building the foundation for ongoing academic success. Studies show that collaboration is a skill that is critical for children to experience success in school and beyond. The WePlaySmart table includes over 275 pre-loaded games (over a year’s worth!), as well as the capability to capture both high-definition video and audio recordings that enable teachers to see and hear how their young learners are progressing with critical collaborative and cognitive skills, is our most innovative technology yet!

WePlaySmart 3.0 encourages two to four children to cooperate, play together and learn to work as part of a team, and WePlaySmart gives early childhood education teachers the tools to monitor these interactions and the children’s social-emotional development. Optional black casters with brakes make it easy to wheel the WePlaySmart table around the classroom or early childhood education center, and a wireless keyboard that’s hidden away from curious little learners helps make compiling progress reports even easier for teachers.



What's New?

  • High-definition video recordings – The built-in 180° fish-eye camera lens provides automated progress monitoring and records children’s interactions as they play. This allows for more accurate data collection and reporting for teachers.
  • Easy-to-navigate teacher portal – Our newly organized portal makes it easier for teachers to review the video footage.
  • USB headphones for teachers –We included a set of USB headphones for teachers, so they can use valuable downtime(e.g. quiet or nap time) during nap time to evaluate the accumulated recordings.
  • Designated play stations – WePlaySmart 3.0 features four designated stations, so children know where to stand as they approach the table.
  • 'Just-in-time' play instructions – We improved our educational games so children can spend more time playing them, without waiting for instructions. Game play instructions are delivered 'just-in-time' so children can learn and play immediately!

As with every Hatch technology purchase, customers will receive a complete classroom installation and training, lifetime toll-free tech support and unlimited access to professional development resources and tools.