The brain and the memory are leaping with joy, if things are connected within an obvious context.
This story therefore combines the individual letters from A to Z as an adventure trip.

You will notice in the video, how sound and shape of a letter and even its writing movement are also connected like clockwork with the action of the story.
Eventually a multitude of the activities of pre-school and of the first school year can be combined interdisciplinarily as a whole in the context of this story. As portfolio, or as a performance by the end of the year, this supports the big context of parents, children and educators too.
A common artwork that assembles the experiences of the year, in turn, promotes the joy and care for the details all along the way.

- Steps of personal development are experienced along the storyline.
- The letters are spontaneously internalized as events of these developmental steps.
- Useful sentences remain in the ear as tools for social competence.
- Speech is further develop in role play and musical activities.
- Creating images together teaches reflection and interaction within the group.
- The hand feels confidence from the first stroke by the momentum of the new “In-Place Writing Exercises”.
- Inspiration for creative writing springs from the joy for the sound of speech, by which initially we learned to speak.
Und über allem die Freude an Ordnung, wenn gefundene Blumen, Blätter, Steine usw. auf dem Regal bei den ABC-Figuren ihren Platz und Namen finden.

 

  Materials

1.    How does the brain learn? Challenging discoveries and encouraging perspectives 
1.1  Manual for brain-based education: Pragmatic compendium facilitating everyday life in school, study and family.
1.2  Three hints usefull for everyone: what does the brain need before, during and after learning? 
2.1  Materialials for any age group
2.1.1   Activity guide for educators
2.1.2   Poster / Game board: base for all activities
2.1.3   CD  Music to support all the activities for motor control and speech development
2.2  The Universe of the youngest: image - language - movement / age 1 to 5 
2.2.1   Standing figures 17 cm for the youngest
2.2.2   Figures 10 cm in the bag for the development of concentration
2.2.3   Puppets for speech development, dialog and manual dexterity
2.2.4   Folder for organizing the files of all activities 
2.2.5   The ABCDirect fairytale picturebook for intuitive reading
2.2.6   File for creative drawing 
2. Cheers at the school start: skillful hands and clever minds / age 5 to 7 
2.3.1   Context-Transparency file
2.3.2   Dynamic writing exercise book 
2.3.3   Bedside poster for printed characters and handwriting 
2.3.4   “Love letter game cards" for reading and spelling
2.3.5   Video "My Story"
2.4  Inspiration for young text makers: exploring sounds, ambience, expression and a country  / age 6 to 9 
2.4.1  Tool box for young authors 
2.4.2  Immerse in a language 
2.4.3  My first reading book: embracing a country!

 

1.1  Handbook for Brain-Based Education            

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Pragmatic compendium facilitating everyday life in school, study and family

 

1.2.   Three hints useful for  everyone

   

What does the brain need before, during and after learning ?

 

 

2.1   Keys for any age group 

 

2.1.1   ABCDirect Guide for educators

  
 
The Guide for Educators offers a variety of games suggested in support of the child's development.
It is based on the principle "Context is breeding ground for the brain ".
In the context of the fairy tale, every detail is connected meaningfully. Parents, children and educators are completing together a harmonious work. Even at the smallest step, such as a drawing for the portfolio or a verse of a performance at the end of the year, everything is connected and bears the value of the whole. This value, in turn, increases the joy and care for the details all along the way.
 
- Steps of personal development are experienced along the storyline.
- The letters are spontaneously internalized as events of these developmental steps.
- Useful sentences remain in the ear as tools for social competence.
- Speech is further develop in role play and musical activities.
- Creating images together teaches reflection and interaction within the group.
- The hand feels confidence from the first stroke by the momentum of the new “In-Place Writing Exercises”.
- Inspiration for creative writing springs from the joy for the sound of speech, by which initially we learned to speak.
 

2.1.2   ABCDirect Poster for developping a well organized brain. It is the base for all activities. 

The Poster (also used as a game board) is the basis at any age for developing focused brain functions. From a bird's-eye view, it shows the entire alphabet story. By its rounded shape this global vision is reassuring and enveloping. It also contains the key phrases of the letters. They are the short version of the story.
 

 2.1.3   ABCDirect CD: Singing, clapping, dancing, playing.

The CD promotes diction and verbal fluency. It supports educators (and also speech therapists) for any age group. It provides the alphabet story with music, once as text and once as beatbox version for free play and interpretation.    

 

 

 

 

2.2   The universe of the youngest: image - language - movement  / age 1 to 5 

 

Moving, taking action, speaking, experiencing. 

2.2.1   ABCDirect Standing Figures 17cm for the youngest 

   

The figures enable even the youngest to take part in the activities. While the older ones use the verses as tongue twisters with music, the little ones walk these actors on the table and internalize the letters by role play. Made of eco-friendly wood, they also provide percussion effects.

2.2.2   ABCDirect Figures 10cm in the bag

   

The games with the figures in the bag enable young children to develop playfully the calm of systematic concentration, identifying by the sense of touch the little differences between resembling shapes. 

 

2.2.3   ABCDirect Puppets for language development, dialogue and manual dexterity  

   
The puppets promote the development of empathy and language as well as manual dexterity. How to create them easily together with the children, can be found in the guide.
In the hands of the educator, the puppet is an old magic stick: letting the puppet speak for us, makes it easier for the child to communicate at eye level and express itself.
During the ABC story, puppets support both concentration and manual dexterity as an important base for intellectual development.
 

2.2.4   ABCDirect Folder

  
The folder in A4 landscape format is the 'home' of the activities. A colored thumb register enables even young children to organize their paper sheets neatly, to have them at hand and to enjoy the growth of their work.
 

2.2.5    Das ABCDirect Fairytale Picture Book for intuitive reading and writing

  
The picture book is the first element in the folder. It contains 27 large pictures as well as the full text of the story with colored reading aids and explanations for parents and educators. It is the base for all the following activities.

2.2.6   ABCDirect Creative Drawing for reflection and social interaktion

The coloring book is the student version of the picture book. Sketches of the figures guarantee the correspondence of their shape with the letter. Around them, there is space for creatively drawing one’s own experiences. Suggestions of how to practice social skills within groups while drawing, can be found in the Guide for Educators. 

 

 

2.3   Cheers at the school start: skillful hands and clever minds / ager 5 to 7 

 

 

2.3.1   ABCDirect Context-Transparency File: 'Lego-briks' in the head.

  
The Context-Transparency images are added to the pictures in the folder. This puts the image and the letter like 'Lego bricks' together for the brain.
 

2.3.2   ABCDirect Dynamic Exercise Book: confidently relaxed from the first stroke.

The exercise book is the student version of the Context Transparency images. The "In-Place Exercises” enable a beautiful, confident and relaxed handwriting from the first stroke. It guides the movement precisely and airy light at the time.
 

2.3.3   ABCDirect Bedtime-Poster for intuitively idetifying handwriting and print characters

The bedtime poster has a length of 2 meters from A to Z. Looking at it above the bed, the child can relax and learn intuitively. The guide provides suggestions for chatting and shared exploration.
 

2.3.4   ABCDirect "Love Letter Game Cards"  for reading and spelling 

The game cards turn reading and spelling into a sociable activity with games like memory, role play and domino crossword puzzles. 

2.3.5   ABCDirect Video "My Story" 

Between fantasy and reality, the Film interweaves hopes and possibilities as feasibilities. The child is recognized and appreciated with its hopes and worries and gets confidently on its way. The integrated writing exercises in real-time are a key to spontaneous success for learners and teachers.

 

 

2.4   Inspiration for young text makers: exploring sounds, ambience, expression and a country  / age 6 to 9 

 

 

2.4.1   ABCDirect Toolbox for little authors

The toolkit for little authors expands the vocabulary and inspires creative writing through the joy for the sound of language, by which we learned speaking. The design enables to grasp grammatical structures spontaneously.

2.4.2  ABCDirect  Immersion into a new Language

Foreign Language Immersion with the language decoding of Vera F. Birkenbihl, enables to understand foreign words and phrases spontaneously. In addition, the power of sound of the the story texts settles foreign words quickly and sustainably in the memory. This makes the story an excellent tool for language immersion.

2.4.3   ABCDirect "My first reading book: embracing a country!"  from age 7

My first reading book and I, we are travelling through my home country !  
This is currently being developed in several countries: an adventure trip and at the same time a journey through time along the legends and geographical treasures of a country, its cuisine and habits. An exciting personal experience of a country, which makes children the experts and guides of the family and opens doors and hearts on vacation. Our newsletter informs about new volumes from new countries.