The BBC is looking to make Radio Fip and Listening to the Radio Nova an essential part of the future of radio listening.
The BBC has invested £1.6 million into Radio Fips (Radio Fip is a new service designed to teach children with developmental disabilities) and Listens to the radio.
Radio Nova is a service for parents who want to teach their children how to listen to their favourite music.
Both services will be developed for the first time by the BBC Radio Future Institute, an organisation funded by the licence fee and set up by the Arts Council.
In the meantime, the BBC is giving parents a chance to experiment with the services in their local schools.
They are currently developing a new project called The Autism Learning Lab (TAL).
The TAL aims to give parents a range of tools for teaching their children to listen, to create and to listen more.
As part of their pilot, parents can choose from a range, including a Radio Fiver (for children with severe hearing loss), Radio Nova (for adults with developmental issues), and Radio Fipts (for young children with sensory issues).
Radio Fips and Listen to the Air will be offered as free apps on Apple’s iOS and Android devices.
A further £1 million will be spent by the Future Institute on the development of the TAL.
More information about the programme is available on the BBC’s website.