Drawing on cutting-edge research, this inspiring book shows how to integrate movement with classroom instruction, providing hundreds of activities that improve attention spans and student learning.
By: Mike Kuczala & Traci Lengel
ABL Balance Pack
Balance promotes better focus and attention. Balancing activities challenge the brain to adjust its spatial orientation using the proprioreceptor system. Using balance skills while practicing academic skills increases concentration because the physical takes over so that the cognition will function.
A unique indoor climbing wall design for commercial settings. Climbing wall panels are designed for horizontal climbing! Eliminate the need for harnesses, and safety concerns, by implementing horizontal climbing, approved for school and commercial use. Great for all ages! Panels are manufactured in the USA and include 10 yr extended warranty. Panels ship direct from MFG pre-assembled. Install not included. Panels must be secured to existing wall by licensed contractor. Facilities are required to have safety flooring below horizontal climbing walls, as per state/federal guidelines.
Minimum Order: 4 Panels
Each Panel: 4ft wide x 7.5ft Tall
Standard Panel Color: GRAY
Deluxe Panel Color: BLUE
*Alternate Color requests may be approved at no additional charge for deluxe panels.
Commercial Kids Indoor Climbing Walls
Since 1999, ABL has set the standard for commercial climbing walls built rock solid and safe for kids. ABL manufactures the highest quality equipment on the market and remains the onlycommercial youth fitness equipment manufacturer in the world to develop 4 sizes, designed for 4 specific age groups. All youth commercial equipment and climbing walls are manufactured in the USA and shipped direct from Action Based Learning in Charleston, SC. ABL's manufacturer's guarantee includes extended warranty, low price guarantee, and all youth indoor climbing walls arrives pre-assembled and ready to to mount to existing walls. ABL offers partial and full turnkey options. To request a custom quote, please contact us below or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why buy direct from manufacturer?
Extended Warranty Program - covers any service, repairs, or replacement units
Pre Assembly - equipment is ready to use right out the box! Includes Safety Standard Guarantee
Discounts - Lowest Cost Guarantee. Ships direct from the manufacturer.
Trade In Program -manufacturer's direct trade in programs available for product upgrades
Made in the USA and built to withstand high-frequency use in commercial settings. The quality and durability of equipment far exceed market standards.
Training - Our ABL training team is made up of a team of experts in children's health, wellness, and education. ABL Trainers offer virtual and face to face training on site at your facility to align your staff and set your program up for success.
Coaching -ABL Trainers offer short and long term coaching plans to provide facilitators guidance and support in enhancing your program
Certifications -ABL Online Academy offers a full range of certifications for facilitators to work in a hands on learning environment to become experts in the field.
Instructional Cones Set (Set of 5)
Looking for items that are easily portable and take up little space? Rainbow Cone Sets are ideal for an action based learning lab, classroom, or youth fitness room! Portable, easily customizable- switch out instructional drill cards, with academic cards, station instructions, or directional signs for easier classroom rotation.
Included in Set:
(6) Rainbow Commercial Grade Cones
(1) Set of Drill Cards - Elementary Level
(1) Set of Academic Cards - Elementary Level
Imagination Fun Shapes & Mats
Oversized Imagination Fun Shapes & Mats Set
Soft material with fun educational animals printed on oversized . Safe and comfortable for kids’ motor skills development.
Develop young children's motor skills such as crawling, walking, and going upstairs/downstairs.
Promote young children's physical coordination and balance through activities.
Stimulate children's physical flexibility.
Animal figures enrich children's imagination and creativity.
Contour Calming Chair
Contour Calming Chair
This Calming Chair has been contoured to conform to the shape of the body and distribute weight evenly. Made of soft foam covered with washable vinyl, it is ideal for an MSE or any Quiet Room. Can be cleaned with mild diluted detergent.
Barrel Jump Set
Barrel Jump Set of 2
This obstacle is used in the ABL Learning Lab to cross the midline. Crossing the midline coordinates both sides of the body and is an important developmental skill needed for many everyday tasks such as writing, and reading.
NEED PHOTO / VIDEO OF 2 BARRELS BEING USED
ABL REEF RESCUE STATION
Improve motor skills while simultaneously practicing problem-solving.
Reef rescue makes problem-solving fun for kids!
Primary Foundation: Fine Motor Skills
Fine motor development is related to the ability to draw, write, and participate in everyday routines, including shoe tying, pencil gripping, scissor cutting, managing buttons, snaps, & zippers, typing, & art projects. Did you know? Each day fine motor skills are required over 350 times!
Hearing a steady beat and keeping a steady beat develops the internal dialogue, that little voice inside your head.This inner dialogue starts around 3-5 years old by hearing/listening to human voices (talk, sing, pitch).Internal dialogue is necessary for acquiring receptive and expressive language.
These concepts aid the brain in auditory discrimination by sounding out letter sounds and words in a receptive language and discriminating words in spoken language.
The vestibular system includes the parts of the inner ear and brain that help control balance, eye movement and spatial orientation. This system helps to keep students stable and upright. If your student has trouble with body awareness, (Sensory system: the vestibular system) or balance (sensory system: the proprioceptive system) they will often struggle with classroom activities such as letter and number formation, handwriting, copying from the board and tying their shoes.
Monkey-See Eye Tracker Station
Monkey See Eye Tracker Station
Includes Bean Bags
Our Monkey-See eye tracker station helps to increase visual stamina for test taking. There are muscles in our eyes that focus near and far and muscles that allow us to track left to right and up and down. These muscles should be strengthened in the same way as our arm muscles. Eye tracking exercises strengthen the muscles in our eyes to increase the length of time that eyes can focus on reading.
Ele-Fun Eye Tracker Station
Our Ele-Fun eye tracker station helps to increase visual stamina for test taking. There are muscles in our eyes that focus near and far and muscles that allow us to track left to right and up and down. These muscles should be strengthened in the same way as our arm muscles. Eye tracking exercises strengthen the muscles in our eyes to increase the length of time that eyes can focus on reading.
Over the Hills Climber
Over the Hills Climber Arch
Children get information about where we are in space (spatial orientation) from our feet and not our seat!Balance promotes better focus and attention. Climbing and balancing activities challenge the brain to adjust its spatial orientation by using the proprioceptor system. Over the Hills Climber Arch is the perfect way to incorporate balance into your classroom.
Padded Scooter Board
Spinning or "scooting" on our scooter board helps children develop receptive and expressive language. This is where they learn to receive, interpret, and express language.
Padded scooters come with a lifetime warranty.
Heavy duty bearing wheels.
Youth Balance Rope
Action Based Learning Balance Rope
The balance rope is 6 foot long. The 2" round polypropylene rope provides a more challenging walking surface than a traditional flat beam, increasing the balance difficulty for all ages.
Why are gross motor skills important?
Gross motor skills are important to enable children to perform everyday functions, such as walking, running, skipping, as well as playground skills (e.g. climbing) and sporting skills (e.g. catching, throwing and hitting a ball with a bat). These are crucial for everyday self-care skills like dressing (where you need to be able to stand on one leg to put your leg into a pant leg without falling over).
Gross motor abilities also have an influence on other everyday functions. For example, a child's ability to maintain table top posture (upper body support) will affect their ability to participate in fine motor skills (e.g. writing, drawing, and cutting) and sitting upright to attend to class instruction, which then impacts on their academic learning. Gross motor skills impact on your endurance to cope with a full day of school (sitting upright at a desk, moving between classrooms, carrying your heavy school bag).
Flexible and versatile 2" diameter 6" circumference textured poly rope.
Length 6 ft.
ABL Walk on the Clouds
ABL Walk on the Clouds
Set of 4
Tactile & Sensory Input
Patterns & Sequencing
SPELLING: ABL Handheld Eye Tracker
The ABL Eye Tracker is a commercial grade teaching tool for students to help them with letter learning and spelling practice, sequencing and visual tracking skills in a fun, hands-on way!
The ABC PATHWAYS TM pattern is designed to allow the student to use the marble to trace each letter of the alphabet, while simultaneously improving visual tracing skills. Visual Tracing is a critical foundation related to a child's ability to read and write words from left to right on the page.
ABL Learning Assessment Platform Steps
836 ABL Learning Assessment Steps
[Pre K - 2nd Grade] ABL Assessment steps are used in the ABL Learning Lab at the early elementary level. Children begin by walking up and down stairs, and increase difficulty using progressions as laid out in the ABL Lab Manual. As children advance, they hold various objects to engage the full body while encourage balance, proprioception, crossing the midline, and motor skills. More advanced learners, will be able to utilize ABL Academic Card Sets as part of the Assessment Steps Station, to anchor learning and improve retention and memory retrieval in the classroom.
825 ABL Platform Steps
[3rd - 6th Grade] ABL Platform steps are used in the ABL Learning Lab for ages 3rd grade through 6th grade. The platform steps are triple the size and manufactured for heavy duty, high frequency use. One side of the stairs offers large platform steps for increased stride length, while the other side offers 6 smaller steps to challenge balance and spatial awareness. The sturdy solid wood frame is the perfect way for students to practice the 12 foundations of learning readiness. Dimensions: L82 x W35 x H30"
Lily Bridge Set
Lily Bridge Set
The curvy bridge board can be used to construct a humpback bridge or a reverse bridge, allowing children to practice the actions of walking or crawling up and down and to enhance their physical coordination, dexterity, and balance. The process of making changes in island heights and creating different path combinations of the Water Lily system can help children cultivate spatial concepts and improve their action planning and problem-solving skills
5 Piece Set - 2 Bridges, 3 lily pads
12 Piece Set - 4 bridges, 8 lily pads
The balance beam enables kids to be challenged while improving balance and coordination. Kids improve vestibular balance, movement coordination, and concentration while understanding their body's center of gravity. The balance beam also helps to improve self-confidence, learning stability and sense of reaction. Each unit is equipped with the ability to add another beam on each end, thus allowing facility operators to make the beam as long as they need.
[Pre K - 3rd Grade] Each box is a different height, size, and is uniquely designed to accommodate several attachments and can easily be arranged in multiple configurations to create an endless array of obstacle courses. Boxes include graphics of oranges, lettuce, and strawberries. Direct from ABL Manufacturer, box and bridges are pre-assembled. Dimensions: Box 1 (24x24x13) Box 2 (24x24x19) Box 3 (24x24x25) Connector Bridges (66x13x4) Weight (200lbs)
Includes 3 Boxes, 3 Bridges, Optional Add-On: Incline Ladder
804 Neuroconnector Box Set
[3rd-8th Grade] Spatial Awareness Tactile Response - Adapted Box and bridge set also includes an extra large patterned walking floor mat and poster set. The boxes and bridges are designed for encouraging children to partake in numerous walking "patterns" as outlined by the floor mat.
Includes4 boxes, 3 bridges, + XL patterned walking mat
Tactile Stepping Pathway
Tactile Stepping Pathway
Children work on balance while walking on the raised and rigid tactile pathway.
Improve spatial awareness while balancing
Balancing activities challenge the brain to adjust its spatial orientation using the proprioceptive system.
Balancing helps aid the brain to place words on a page, to read from left to right and to write patterns in sequence.
Activities that involve balancing help the brain to anchor information and improve memory retrieval.
Body Brain Adventure Graphics Package
Complete your lab with Body Brain Adventure Graphics Package!
BBA Graphics provide a visual aid to support the purpose and function of the lab! These are a great way for visitors, parents, and students in your lab to understand the research supporting movement and learning, and the brain body connection.
Did You Know?
Charles Hillman study
Left Brain and Right Brain functions
Moving Minds Through Movement!
Healthy Active Kids Make Better Learners
Poster Dimensions: 36 x 48 in
Set of 7 Jumbo Commercial Grade Graphics
Add an educational, and energetic visual to support your lab
Animal Round-up Wall Station
Developing gross motor skills is an essential part of childhood. Animal Round-Up Motor activities get children moving and having fun, and support sensory regulation. Animal walks can be practiced anywhere, at any time, acting as an easy way for instructors to include proprioceptive and vestibular input within the child’s regular daytime activities.
Help give kids strength and endurance with our animal round-up poster! Performing different animal walks allow children to gain muscular strength and endurance while having fun. Each animal walk strengthens a different muscle group and allows for movements in different directions, different levels, and eventually different heights.
Includes Activity Guide
Yoga Wall Station
Make yoga for kids, fun! ABL Yoga Wall Station activates and strengthens the brain body connection, while targeting areas in the brain that increase focus and attention. Yoga Wall Activities aid the brain in anchoring information, improving memory, & preparing and refocusing the brain before a test.
Dimensions: 60x60Why is Mindfulness Important and Relevant in the Classroom?
Mindfulness aids the brain in anchoring information and improves memory retrieval, preparing the brain to take a test, and combining many skills for higher level thinking. Mindfulness, as often described in young children, is the practice of paying attention in a very special way. It teaches children to build an awareness of oneself, others, and one's surroundings. Specifically, mindfulness training can help with observing, detachment, and self-compassion.
CROSSING THE MIDLINE: High Five Jungle Wall Station
CROSSING THE MIDLINE: High Five Jungle Wall Station
The High Five Jungle was designed to challenge the child to cross their physical midline. Simply stated, cross their left hand to the right side of their body (crossing the midline) and crossing their right hand to the left side of their body (again crossing the midline). The children should be standing facing the wall with the midline of their body lined up with the brown line on the chart. The activity is to place their hands starting at the bottom and working their way up the chart on top of the corresponding hand print.
48 x 31 IN PER PANEL
Brainworks Wall Station
The ABL Brainworks Wall Chart is a visual source of how our magnificent brain works. Our recommendation is that the chart is used as a resource for age-appropriate learning about the parts and functions of our brain. Children are very capable of understanding at a young age that our brain and body are connected and must be educated together. Our brain needs to develop as we grow, as does our body!
Includes Activity Guide!
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MATH: Hundreds Wall Chart
Learning to identify and count to 100 is a foundational skill for math.The Hundreds Wall Chart allows the learner to visualize what each number looks like, what columns of ten look like, how to count to 100, 10’s and how to find numbers within the 100 numbers on the chart.
Dimensions: 60x60 inches
Frog Hop Number Line
Action Based Learning Frog Hop Number Line
Get kids hopping with the ABL Frog hop number mat! Hop from numbers 0-20! These concepts aid the brain in following the flow of words, sequencing patterns in math and reading, solving problems, and sorting information. Available in Mat or Wall Mount.
Action Based Learning Classroom and Lab Activity Guide - with progressions and activities easily adapted for all levels of elementary students
First course on ABL Online Academy for free! [ABL-321 Activities in the Classroom Math] provides activities specifically for Elementary Level Math. This self paced course demonstrates the core activitiesthat are the most critical and the most effective ways to improve math comprehension at the elementary level, according to science! Become an expert on ABL math strategies, how to anchor learning, close learning gaps, and improve student achievement through purposeful movement!
Numeracy Noggin Wall Station
815 Numeracy Noggin Academic Wall Mount
Engage student in whole brain learning by teaching math concepts using Action Based Learning strategies. This station is designed to reinforce and anchor learning using purposeful movement math activities.
The Numeracy Noggin is an easy to implement tool that allows for hundreds of action based learning activities inside the classroom or lab. Students can swat, clap, trace, tap, or toss a beanbag while problem solving. Add progressions using partners, or add a balance component below the station to allow varying degrees of challenge. Activities are designed to accommodates learners at all levels. Activity guide includes unlimited ideas for skip counting activities, while teaching children to identify numbers and patterns, and strengthen problem solving skills.
Model Number: 815
Includes Activity Guide w/ practical application to the classroom or lab
Allows for 25+ progressions allowing varying degrees of challenge to accommodate all learners
Dimensions: 8 FT L x 4 FT W
Jumbo 8ft commercial grade wall mount designed for high frequency use
Odd, Even, Factors, Greater than, Less than, Multiples, Factors
PRIMARY FOUNDATION: Problem Solving
Letter Learning Wall Station
Action Based Learning Letter Learning Wall Station
Choices are endless with the letter learning wall station! Students can use the kinesthetic letter board to review spelling words, work with a partner to spell words (each partner spells the word one letter at a time taking turns), spell answers to questions, spell vocabulary words when given a definition, etc
These concepts aid the brain in encoding the stroke of each symbol of letters and numbers, letter recognition, letter formation, following words from left to right, focusing on reading for longer periods of time.
Kinesthetic Shape Tracers
Kinesthetic learning has never been so fun! Trace the shapes with the right finger then the left. Have the student follow the finger with their eyes and verbalize what they are tracing.This concept aids the brain in encoding the stroke of each symbol of letters and numbers, following words from left to right and focusing on reading for long periods. Visual tracking helps to increase visual stamina for test taking!
NEW! NOW AVAILABLE IN ACADEMIC CARD SETS!
Periodic Table of Elements Mat
Periodic Table of Elements Mat
Teach Chemistry Kinesthetically! Periodic Table of Elements Mat allows learners to memorize the periodic table and grasp new information much more efficiently by using visual/kinesthetic/and auditory reinforcement combined.The periodic table mat allows the learner to explore the basics of chemistry through movement, in a new and different way of identifying the elements.
-Learn how the Periodic Table organizes Elements, Chemical Names, Chemical Symbols, Atomic Numbers, Electrons, Families of Elements, Properties of Matter, Comparing Reactivity and Stability, History of the Periodic Table, and more
898 Jumbo Periodic Table of Elements Mat
60x96in G-Floor Mat - Can be used indoor, outdoor.
Portable/but heavy duty enough to withstand frequent use. Great for labs and/or classroom
Options are unlimited, and can be used across a large range of age groups to combine current curriculum with active learning. This mat is ideal for elementary up to high school age groups.
Can be used in the classroom or in an action based learning lab. Great for sharing in common spaces throughout the school. Periodic Table mat is used to anchor learning, great for review before a test, or to introduce and build on new concepts!
Kinesthetic learning for individual students and group work makes any subject more fun for students, and brings out the creative side of science! The design and function of the mat is to provide the student a better advantage to absorbing new information.