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.
There are muscles in our eyes that focus near and far, and muscles that allow us to track left to right, and up & down. Eye tracking exercises strengthen the muscles in our eyes to increase the length of time that the eyes can focus on reading.
For Classroom Use:
To start, students will work only on balance by moving the marble through the figure 8 and waves on the board. As basic movements are mastered, progressions can be added to introduce academic content. Student's can work on teacher provided content with a partner, using flash cards, or from the smart board.
Rotational movement of the trunk.
Lateral push and pull off legs while balancing.
Slight knee bends and engaged core.
Balance, Eye Tracking / Visual Reaction, Peripheral Awareness / Body in Space
Soft material with interesting animal models. Safe and comfortable for kids’ motor skills development.
Made of high-density foam, safe and comfortable for young children.
Wavy, slopy, or stair-like walking paths for multi-abilities and creative arrangements.
Easy to clean with a damp cloth
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.
ABL Handheld Eye Tracker
The ABL Eye Tracker is a commercial grade teaching tool for students to help them learn and practice letter and number identification, 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 Keyboard Mat
The mat uses eye tracking skills which are important for reading and copying information from the board to paper. It also practices using peripheral vision to increase eye fitness. Children can learn their numbers, letters, punctuation, and more!
ABL Ladder Package
The ABL Learning Ladder anchors academic concepts kinesthetically by combining cognitive brain functions with physical movement. As a result stronger neural connections are built in the brain leading to improved student academic performance.
ABL Learning Assessment Steps
ABL Learning Assessment Steps
ABL Assessment steps are used in the ABL Learning Lab at the 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.
ABL Math Telephone Mat
Mathematics and Telephone Mat
Learn numbers kinesthetically! Use numbers 0-9 to learn cardinal direction, and simple math equations. Now made with 100% polyvinyl G-Floor vinyl mats. Can be used both inside and outdoors.
The Math Telephone Mat encourages motor development, and improves: Hand-eye Coordination, Visual Motor Skills, Attention and Focus, Gross Motor Skills, Fine Motor Development, Executive Functioning Skills, & Motor Planning
ABL Patterned Walking Mat
The Patterned Walking Mat patented design helps students make connections in the brain considered critical to learning. Each walking pattern is a series of progressions that prepares the brain for learning. Crossover and grapevine patterns focus on crossing the midline of the body. Students transition between 3 locomotor patterns including heel to toe, grapevine, and cross over - student is actively engaging in low level balance challenges and cross lateralization activities. An instructional manual is included.
The Patterned Walking Mat is made of G-floor material. Can be used indoors/outdoor.
ABL Walk on the Clouds
ABL Walk on the Clouds
Set of 4
Tactile & Sensory Input
Patterns & Sequencing
Action Based Learning Primary Lab Manual
Action Based Learning Primary Lab Manual
What IS Action Based Learning?
What Makes the Action Based Learning Lab an effective tool?
The Science and Research that supports ABL
What does research tell us?
What do the experts say?
How does movement facilitate cognition?
Exercise benefits the Brain First!
Brain Regions and Brain Function
The 12 Foundations of Learning Readiness
Crossing the Midline - Cross Lateralization
Body in Space - Vestibular/Proprioception
Balance - Spatial Orientation
Visual Development - Encoding Symbols
Rhythm - Beat Awareness and Beat Competency
Tactile Learning- Sensory Motor and Fine Motor Skills
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
Check out how Halifax, NC started their ABL Lab below!
Classroom Door Graphic
Use ABL custom door graphics to create an optimal learning environment for you and your students! Add excitement and energy to your classroom, hallways, and common areas! Made with 3MM commercial grade adhesive vinyl. Can be customized to show your school's logo!
This Tunnel can be rearranged as a tunnel for children to crawl through or as a path for children to walk on; this flexibility offers limitless creative environments. Assorted patterns on the Boards also offer children different sensory input. Children’s tactile, balance system and hand-eye coordination can be enhanced during playtime! Open hole design allows light to pass through the tunnel and thus provides visibility for toddlers to crawl through. The crawl tunnels can be placed upside-down, this versatility offers multiple construction options. Assorted patterns on each side of the board offer children different sensory input and experiences in visual and tactile stimulation. The multi-angled design of the tunnel allows for limitless construction configurations. Adorable owl-shaped connector reinforces the tunnel structure and provides structural stability.
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.
Fine Motor Kit
The Fine Motor package comes complete with 9 stations that enhance fine motor skills including grip strength, grasp, manipulation of objects, etc. *Enhances Hand-Writing skills
Frog Hop Number Line
Get kids hopping with the ABL Frog hop number mat! Hop from numbers 0-20! Available in Mat or Wall Mount!
Geo Color Hop Mat
Children and students can learn their colors and shapes by hopping on our Geo Color Hop Mat!
Green Balance 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.Balancing activities challenge the brain to adjust its spatial orientation by using the proprioceptor system.This balance arch is the perfect way to incorporate balance into your classroom.
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.
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.
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.
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
Kinesthetic Classroom Poster Set
Complete your classroom or lab with our kinesthetic classroom poster set! Add excitement and energy to your room! Our posters provide the brain science behind active learning and brain-based benefits. These are a great touch to top off your classroom, and teach your students, positive, healthy lifestyles and learning styles!
Qty sold in the set: 8
Material: 220gsm coated cardstock
Poster dimensions: 13x19"
Kinesthetic Shape Tracers (set of 6)
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!
Letter Learning Wall Station
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.
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
Minion Movement Chair
The minion movement hair is the answer for children's seating anywhere there's a wiggle and giggle. Designed with an anti-burst exercise ball, these chairs will put a little bounce in how every child sits. The ball is covered in mesh fabric and also includes a pump.
Available in two sizes
Elementary: 17" H
MS - Adult: 23" H
Weight limit: 250lbs
Materials: Designed with a plastic ball, 100% polyester fabric, and 2MM thick steel legs