AlertSeat™ Passes the Ultimate Test
Kids not only benefit from using AlertSeats in classroom settings, they like them, too.
“When you have ants in your pants, you can bounce on the ball,” reported one second-grader. “When you bounce on it, it helps you do your work,” she added.
“You can get your wiggles out,” said another.
The students’ comments are from letters written to Newman Adaptive, the company that manufactures the AlertSeat™. The testimonials represented the impressions of children in the first and second grades in a pilot program at Berkeley Elementary School, Moncks Corner, South Carolina, where the seats were put through their paces by the toughest of critics: Youngsters who used them.
One little girl said that the AlertSeats in her classroom “made us feel special.”
Another said, “When you bounce, it helps you do your work at the same time.” “It helps us work and think,” reported another tiny tester.
“I like the AlertSeats because you can bounce on them and still pay attention,” said one letter writer.
In addition to offering their opinions in writing, teachers asked the students to draw a picture of their AlertSeat. The colorful results are further evidence that the students enjoy the break from traditional hard-surface classroom seating.
While teachers and therapists report behavioral and educational benefits from the AlertSeat, there is little doubt that these children like what it does for them.