Living the moment

Written by: Sal McKeown
31 October 2018

Discover how a new resource is helping pre-schoolers to develop a passion for the past with an audio experience that transports them to momentous events such as the Great Fire of London.

Children at Chisenhale Primary School in east London (pictured) are also benefitting to a subscription to No>press>play
Children at Chisenhale Primary School in east London (pictured) are also benefitting to a subscription to No>press>play

These immersive experiences help young children to understand and engage with the curriculum. They can be a whole class activity or be used with smaller groups for intervention work and has shown to improve empathy, develop vocabulary and provide the stimulus for talking and writing.

Now>press>play is used in 150 primary schools across the UK and the company is now targeting nurseries. Clapton Park Children’s Centre in Hackney, which has 104 children from three months to five years, has recently come on board and it is using the technology in a rather different way, as Emelia Kesewaah, senior office lead at the centre explains.

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