Kinesthetic education is your answer to brain-friendly fun! Discover hundreds of practical, clearly explained movements and activities that rev up your teaching and spark optimal learning. This extensively researched 4-part framework of activities promotes an energized learning environment where mental and emotional growth is met with physical, social, and cognitive engagement. With little or no equipment and minimal planning time, this updated guide will help you:
Find tips and information to initiate, manage, and organize a kinesthetic classroom
Build a cohesive and safe learning environment that adapts to grade, fitness, and ability levels
Enhance neural connections with 90-second activities
Implement activities for use in teaching core academic content along with music, art, and health
By: Mike Kuczala & Traci Lengel
This high top portable teacher stool is a great addition to classroom standing desks, and can be used under whiteboards during classroom instruction, or easily rolled throughout the room for more personalized one on one teaching instruction with students. The seat heigh adjusts for various classroom arrangements and allows the educator ease in transitioning throughout the classroom during the school day.
Dimensions: 25” x 25” x 47”
Adjustable Seat Height
Wheels for Portability
Upholstered in black for easy maintenance and cleaning.
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
Based on classroom experience, this easy to read book is perfect for the busy teacher who wants to laugh a little while learning the quickest way to incorporate movement in the classroom. She infuses humor while providing simple and quick examples that can make anyone feel successful! Stacey is an Action Based Learning Certified Trainer, with the first kinesthetic classroom in the nation. Her goal is to change today's classroom into one that incorporates movement to enhance learning for all students.
About the Author
Stacey is an Action Based Learning Certified Trainer, with the first kinesthetic classroom in the nation. Her goal is to change today's classroom into one that incorporates movement to enhance learning for all students. She will make this happen by donating 10% of the profits from this book for other classrooms. Fifth-grade math and science teacher by day, she is a presenter and shares her passion for kinesthetic learning with others during the summer. Stacey was nominated for the Mark Cobb Award for Change in 2014 and was Pinckney Elementary Teacher of the Year 2013. A self-professed nerd, she loves taking college classes and has earned her Masters+30. Considering the fact Stacey was the stereotypical daydreamer in class makes this quite an accomplishment for someone who didn't think they were smart enough to be a teacher. When she is not talking about kinesthetic learning, you can find her running (slowly) or riding bikes (faster) with her husband. Her love language is quality time and there is no time better spent than with her family, eating amazing dinners with a glass of grape or two.
ACADEMIC RINGS AND RECTANGLE
ABL Academic Rings and Rectangles
Elementary: Add kinesthetic learning your Classroom or Lab!
Academics: practice Shapes, Numbers, Colors and Sight Words kinesthetically to anchor learning in the classroom
Dry erase ring to customize to lesson and cater to individualized learning!
TACTILE BALANCE DOMES (SET OF 6)
We get information about where we are in space from our feet not our seat. Balancing activities challenge the brain to adjust its spatial orientation using the proprioceptive system.
Activites involving balancing help the brain anchor information and improved memory retrieval.
Each Dome: 6.25" WIDTH x 3.15" HEIGHT
Sold in Set of 6
SENSORY PLAY PACK
5 colorful frames for children to stack, sort and configure.
Promotes spatial relationships, motor planning, color and shape identification and creative play.
Nest for easy storage.
Red - 1
Yellow - 1
Blue - 1
Green - 1
Orange - 1
Activities with Jungle Balance improve body movement, coordination and stability.
Walking on Jungle Balance logs enables children to feel their center of gravity and learn to keep balance.
Patterns on logs provide different sensory input to feet.
Logs can be arranged in multiple configurations and placed above or underneath the bases to create a variety of heights.
Base - 4
Green Logs - 3
Light Brown Logs - 3
TRIANGLE CLIMBING SET
Triangle Climbing Set allows for crawling, climbing and stepping over activities that improve flexibility of children's body movements.
Climbing activities enhances children's motor coordination and physical strength.
Different patterns on both sides of the boards offer various tactile experience on children's hands and feet.
Triangle Board - 4
Narrow Board - 3
Wide Board - 2
The Sloped Petals design offers various walking surfaces promoting balance and coordination skills.
Alternating direction of the stones enables children to have more flexibility in maintaining their center of gravity.
Petals Steps can be arranged in multiple configurations and stacked to create varying heights.
Green Sloped Petal - 2
Light Green Sloped Petal - 2
Yellow Sloped Petal - 2
ANIMAL NESTING BALANCE PATHWAY SET
The Animal Nesting Balance Pathway provides different widths, heights and curved surfaces enabling children to learn to keep balance and feel their center of gravity.
The four patterns of animal's footprints offer sensory inputs and stimulation to feet and eyes.
Animal Nesting set can be configured in multiple patters: circles, twists and turns.
Nesting provides for easy storage.
Brown Elephant Path - 2
Green Cat Path - 1
Orange Duck Path - 1
Yellow Frog Path - 1
ABC STANDING DESK ADJUSTABLE STOOL
ABC Standing Desk adjustable stool is a tip-resistant desk stool.
Sitting stool with seat height adjustment.
Height adjustable in 1 1/4" increments. 21.5" - 35" to accomodate students of all ages and sizes.
Metal swivel glide feet for easy movement across smooth and carpeted floors.
DESIGNER CUSHION WOBBLE (SET OF 4)
Ergonomic, height-adjustable, active seating chair designed to help support better posture and balance.
Flexible ring under chair base allows user to adjust seating angle to perch, lean or sit.
Pneumatic seat height adjustment allows user to adjust seat height. Adjustable height 17.5" - 22.5".
360-degree swivel for enhanced mobility.
Available in Black, Blue, Green, Orange and Black Vinyl
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.
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.
Table Top Add-On
If you need a standing desk but are on a budget then this product raises the bar. This add-on table allows you to stand while at your standard height table! In addition, the tabletop actually doubles the workspace as items can still be placed on the existing desk. Adjust the aluminum, nonskid legs by 1" increments from 11" H - 15" H to accommodate users of varying heights. Durable MDF top with water resistant veneer withstands routine use.
Desktop: 24" x 20"
Footprint: 18" x 15"
Height Adjustment: 11.25" x 15.25"
Desk legs: the aluminum legs have snap buttons to easily adjust the desk to your correct ergonomic height. The feet are soft, non-skid rubber, providing extra durability.
Assembly: 14lb desk can easily be assembled in 5 minutes or less!
KC-6 Classroom Scooter Stool
The scooter stool is a fun way to incorporate alternative seating in the classroom! It can be used underneath a traditional desk, under a standing desk, or by itself for reading! It allows the student comfort and freedom of movement within their desk area! The portability of the scooter allows teachers to rearrange their classroom with ease and even more to different classrooms with no problems.
W 17" X D 15" x H 20-25"
Commercial Grade Designed for High Frequency Use in Classroom Settings
5 1/2" height range adjustment
Pneumatic seat height adjustment allows for quick and easy adjustment students can do themselves!
Product weight: 12lbs
NEW Rainbow Variety Classroom Set
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!
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.
Neuroconnector Set (4 boxes, 3 bridges, and a patterned walking mat
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.
Includes 4 boxes, 3 bridges, and a patterned walking mat
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.