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.
#1 HIGHEST RATED Action Based Learning Tool! Includes:
- Activity Guide & Instructional Manual
- XL Double Sided Teacher Key Card (11 x 17 Laminate Card)
- 24 Student Cue Cards (8.5x11 Never Tear Cards)
Integrating Movement with Academics in the ABL Lab
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.
12 Foundations of Learning Readiness Benefits:
Balance, Eye Tracking / Visual Reaction, Peripheral Awareness / Body in Space
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!
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. Ships UPS Ground
The Action Based Learning Ladder Pack INCLUDES:
- Action Based Learning Ladder
- Action Based Learning Ladder Manual/Activity Guide
- 3 Sets of Academic Cards (ABC's, Numbers, Colors/Shapes)
NOTE: Available in package set only, not for individual sale.
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"
Kinesthetic Math 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 Walk on the Clouds
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Tactile & Sensory Input
Patterns & Sequencing