Research shows that young children who struggle with social-emotional skills have difficulty succeeding both socially and academically. Our Early Learning Experts responded by creating a durable, interactive multi-touch table where children of varying cognitive levels can work together on fun and engaging activities.
Let's Play TOGETHER!
The WePlaySmart solution encourages conversation between peers and the teacher, and helps bridge the language and vocabulary gap that is prevalent amongst young learners. Video recording capture every interaction for progress monitoring of independent game play during center time.
"Use Your Words" - Millions of Them!
By the age of three, children from low-income families have heard
fewer words than their more affluent peers.
Group Play During Center Time
WePlaySmart was intensively and intentionally developed to introduce games that support four core social-emotional skills: behavior, emotional, social competence and executive function skills. The solution also provides games that practice a variety of cognitive skills.
WePlaySmart by Hatch is designed for the early childhood classroom with sturdy construction, casters for mobility and a kid-friendly size and shape. The 10 point multi-touch surface captures the movements of little hands actively playing! Children are learning how to express their emotions at this technology center. The software gives them skills and the hardware is prepared for the process.
This solution also comes with an integrated recording and image capture system in the impact-resistant corner bezel, a keyboard, USB headphones for teachers and more. The keyboard with integrated trackpad stores away in a shelf under the table hidden from little hands. WePlaySmart’s speakers are designed to create an audio “bubble” around the table to keep all children focused during center time.
WePlaySmart by Hatch is designed for the early
childhood classroom with sturdy construction, casters for mobility and a kid-friendly size...
When children use WePlaySmart, the system captures intelligent, high-definition video footage of their interactions with a 180-degree, fish-eye lens. This data, authentic language samples and visual evidence of the children’s interactions, is automatically recorded for a more in-depth data sample and is designed to help teachers with developing child assessments and develop individualized, meaningful and impactful instruction.
WePlaySmart is designed to be used by two to four children, which allows the activities to encourage peer-to-peer interaction. The table’s surface is made for collaboration, and features designated child play stations on each side. Every WePlaySmart comes with over a year's worth of pre-installed activities and includes over 5,000 unique vocabulary words. The games also provide opportunities to develop math, literacy, social studies and science skills.
Fun - Fueled by Research
Our WePlaySmart solution is grounded in child development theory,
research findings and best practices for social-emotional development for early learners. All activities are
correlated with nationally-recognized early learning standards. The technology and curriculum materials meet
the highest standards, are developmentally appropriate for cognitive ages 3-6 and set the stage to support both
social-emotional and cognitive skill development.
We are experts in helping educators implement
technology in the classroom! That's why our Classroom Integration Consultants (CICs) install the technology in the
classroom and ensure that it meets the organization specifications. Teachers and Administrators then take part in
on-site training in small groups or even one-on-one! When the CICs leave, educators can take part in our growing bank
of online resources.