The ABC Pathways mat is designed to prepare our students brains to be ready for learning. The patented design works to relax, and refocus the brain, giving the child a chance to strengthen their self regulation skills, and reset to a peaceful state. As research shows, a child acting out, is a child calling out for help to cope with their current emotional state. Walking the ABC Pathways figure 8 pattern, creates a meditative rhythm that works to calm the brain waves and soothe the child. The movement is designed to help the child reset and refocus. ABC Pathways mat is used in Action Based Learning Labs, Classrooms, Hallways, and Libraries to give the student an opportunity to practice self regulation on the patented ABC Pathways Figure 8 symbol.
Movement Activities on the mat are endless, allow the student to learn the letters of the alphabet kinesthetically. Walking the ABC Pathways mat, the student is able to kinesthetically trace each letter of the alphabet, while strengthening gross motor skills, eye tracking, and cross lateralization - 3 foundations critical to learning.
Choices are endless with the letter board! Students can use the 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Animal Round-up Wall Station
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.
Developing gross motor skills is an essential part of childhood! Motor activities not only get the kids moving and having fun as well as release energy, but they also are responsible for supporting sensory regulation. Animal walks are fun can be done anywhere at any time so they are easy ways to include proprioceptive and vestibular input within the child’s regular daytime activities.
Meet with your ABL Expert for a tour of a school near you! Checkout an Action Based Learning Lab or Kinesthetic Classroom in Action! Allows educators the opportunity to talk with principals, teachers (and students!) to learn more about ABL.