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.
The rocking turtle shell is designed with safety and fun in mind! The bottom has a smooth curve to prevent children from getting hurt when they rock from side to side.A perfect addition to any classroom, lab, or even for home use! Kids love this bright colored shell and they can play with the turtle shell multiple ways.
Sensory ABL Hallway Sets
Action Based LearningSensory Hallway Setshelp students focus by encouraging them to be active on their way to class, using activity maps and colorful pathways throughout the hallways.
ABL Sensory Hallway Sets are considered one of the most cost effective and efficient ways to impact children through movement. Hallway graphics are designed to allow educators to customize the ABL Sensory pathto fit all spaces, and varying grade levels. Each set allows students to practice the critical foundations necessary to prepare the brain to learn:
As part of the ABL SCHOOLWIDE initiative, hallway sets allow for each and every child to practice Action Based Learning Strategies on a daily basis, and provide an advantage to learning for all students.
These are 100+ piece commercial grade decal sets that can be placed throughout your school, on the floors and also the walls to create a play/learning environment outside of the classroom! Each set will have plenty of options for moving through the 12 Foundations and many more elements to be creative and create a fun learning environment.
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.