Teaching Tips, Multisensory Learning

Mat Man to the Rescue

Multisensory learning is essential for teaching Pre-K concepts such as letters, numbers, body awareness, building, and social-emotional skills. But, how do you capture the attention of your young learners while teaching them these important foundation skills? We have a solution for you: Mat Man® to the rescue!


Mat Man is an engaging Pre-K and kindergarten classroom character that embodies the Learning Without Tears approach to drawing with multisensory activities and strategies that help young learners develop strong drawing and cognitive skills.


Who Is Mat Man?


From classroom personality to storybook hero, Mat Man is a beloved classroom sidekick, useful teaching tool, and a proven resource!


Children of all abilities who received Mat Man instruction improved their Draw-A-Person (DAP) test scores versus children who received traditional instruction. The positive results for children who received Mat Man instruction were sustainable for six weeks post study.


Mat Man also teaches important readiness skills:

•    Body awareness
•    Drawing and pre-writing
•    Counting
•    Building
•    Socializing and sharing


So where can you find Mat Man?


Mat Man lives in Mat Man World. Visit Mat Man World to purchase him for your classroom, explore his book series, and play games!


By Megan Parker Megan Parker received her Bachelor of Science degree in English from Towson University. She has a background in writing for children that includes working in the editorial department at Girls’ Life magazine, where she wrote for the print magazine and website. She has versatile experience as a writer, editor, and copywriter, and her writing has been published in magazines and newspapers. When she’s not having fun creating imaginative content at Learning Without Tears, she loves to travel the world.