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The ABCs of Yoga for Kids: A Guide for Parents and Teachers is a companion to The ABCs of Yoga for Kids, a 32-page, award-winning bestselling picture book that uses the alphabet, rhyming vignettes and colorful illustrations to introduce children to yoga in a kid-friendly way. This guidebook supports parents and teachers who wish to learn more about yoga for kids, includingThe ABCs of Yoga for Kids: A Guide for Parents and Teachers is a companion to The ABCs of Yoga for Kids, a 32-page, award-winning bestselling picture book that uses the alphabet, rhyming vignettes and colorful illustrations to introduce children to yoga in a kid-friendly way. This guidebook supports parents and teachers who wish to learn more about yoga for kids, including how to implement yoga into the daily lives of children. Readers will gain insight into what yoga is, how it can contribute to a child s active lifestyle and how to use yoga to alleviate many childhood challenges. This easy-to-use handbook offers basic guidelines for teaching yoga to kids and a sample children s yoga routine. The increased body awareness afforded by yoga helps kids make better choices for keeping themselves healthy, both physically and mentally. Bonus CD included with the book, featuring 3 new children's yoga songs by Teresa Anne Power."...

Title : The ABCs of Yoga for Kids: A Guide for Parents and Teachers
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ISBN : 9780982258774
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 60 Pages
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The ABCs of Yoga for Kids: A Guide for Parents and Teachers Reviews

  • TamElaine
    2019-05-13 04:38

    This book is well organized and presented, with great sidebar ideas for games and activities using yoga with children. I was excited to be able to review a book on this subject matter, but I found myself very conflicted, often not agreeing with information being presented, and further, conflicted with what comments to make as only a reviewer, and not a professional in my field.... I will include only one of my conflicts here, to give you an ideaAs a mom of 3 children with Autism, as a yoga teacher, coach, fitness instructor and personal trainer, I really felt that this book only vaguely covers the information that needs to get out there. On flipping through this book at a bookstore, I most likely would re-shelf it, to continue searching for something more informative. If I didn't have experience with yoga and autism, I would be looking for ways to motivate children with autism to practice yoga. This book doesn't approach that for me. I'm not sure why the game that was suggested in this section is specifically good for children with autism and got a feel from that alone, that this author doesn't have a good understanding of this population. (I do realize the idea given is most likely for visual purposes, but then we need to consider picture to real life imitation is a good idea, for sure, but doesn't approach the many other needs that many might face with children with autism)

  • Nicole
    2019-05-04 22:43

    I was thrilled to receive this book through a Goodreads giveaway. I loved the clear text and descriptions of yoga poses, and the cute illustrations were super helpful. A variety of poses are explained: warm up poses, standing poses, floor poses and wind down poses. I will be referring to this book again to refresh my memory of certain poses, and to show the illustrations to my child.

  • Janis Hill
    2019-05-23 00:37

    I would like to thank Smith Publicity for a free ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an open and honest review.What an informative and interesting book. I found it a great the way it helped answer some of my questions and concerns about children doing yoga, as well as offering some great advice on how to make it more enjoyable for all involved. The routines at the end were fantastic too as it gives the reader some helpful instructions to start with while also encouraging and inspiring them to try other ideas and routines.I loved the positive feel of this book; it’s all about encouraging children to try yoga due to the long list of benefits they would gain from it. I also liked that it was flexible in how children can be taught, while still reminding the reader of some important safety and comfort things to ensure the child got the best out any poses they tried.I do have some very minor niggles about this book though. Firstly the way ‘in sum’ was used instead of ‘in summary’ came across as a little sloppy to me and didn’t gel well with this particular reader. Made it come across as rather unprofessional and lazy.Another minor disappointment I had was that, for a book on yoga, there were no pose instructions. Yes there was the occasional picture of a child doing a pose, but I had really been hoping for a chapter that went through at least the basic poses. As a novice to yoga and having never tried teaching it to my children, I would have preferred a book that took me through some of the basic poses (not just the routines and one sentence description of what the pose aids) to ensure I was doing it right.Would I recommend this book to others?Possibly. More likely to those who already have an understanding of yoga poses when working with children. As the book talks about doing yoga, and explaining the benefits and all that, but without instructions SHOWING the poses… I don’t think those new to yoga would gain anything from this book.Would I buy this book for myself?Sadly, no. Again, the lack instruction on how to do the poses has left me feeling like I am missing out on something. Due to my little knowledge of yoga for myself, let alone when doing it with my children, I need a book that includes these instructions.In summary: A good reference book to aid those who already know the basics of yoga with children who want to incorporate it more into their home and school life. Not the best book for beginners wanting to learn how to do yoga with their children.

  • T
    2019-05-13 00:41

    I received a copy of this from the publisher via NetGalley. Thanks so much!As a yoga instructor, I'm always on the lookout for books to enhance my teaching. I've never taught children but figure there's no time like the present to start dipping my toes into that side of the yoga pool.I can see where this book would be good for teachers who already run classes for children. Even more so, this book probably should be read after the main book, The ABCs of Yoga for Kids, as my hunch is that book has pictures and alignment points for each of the poses discussed in this book. Many of the poses mentioned in this book are not the same as what you hear in your typical adult class, so I was left wondering and assuming.There were many cute ideas discussed as to how to make yoga accessible to children without them realize they're doing yoga. Some instructors might like approach while others might not. I'm reminded of something one of my teachers said to my class of yoga teacher trainees -- "Yoga is really just one giant game of 'Simon Says'". One thing I would have liked to see more of would be sources for the science behind some of their statements as to how and why yoga is beneficial for children. It made a lot of broad generalizations about certain health concerns for children (ADHD, etc) and, as instructors, we have to walk a very fine line with declaring yoga as a cure all without proper scientific backup. One minor note is that the formatting was quite off on the copy I received for review. This made it a bit difficult to follow. There were also quite a few spelling and grammatical errors. Again, my hope is that these have been corrected in the final version.The illustrations were adorable and I would have loved to seen more included.Overall, I'd probably recommend this book only after reading The ABC of Yoga for Kids.

  • Sherri
    2019-04-26 01:01

    I received The ABC's of Yoga for Kids in a Goodreads Giveaway.The cover is adorable and appropriately marketed for kids. (Two cute happy trees!)The book discusses all things yoga and its history, and a CD is enclosed in a pocket in the back cover. The book has cute illustrations, is very informative in a fun way, and is written at an appropriate level for discussing with children. Its structure is very well laid out and flows easily from one section to the next. I especially love the side bars with fun ways to take the yoga excercises another step and turn them into a fun game for kids. The real test will be putting in the CD and learning the yoga poses with my granddaughter. I'm guessing she's going to love it! I'm very excited to do yoga with her!Stay tuned for part 2 of my review after getting my granddaughters feedback!Part 2 Review: Well, I'm slightly less enthusiastic after trying to apply the books instructions to an actual yoga session with my granddaughter. Unfortunately, it talks about certain poses/positions that are not illustrated anywhere in the book, so I have to report that it's not that useful for a complete beginner like me. And the CD did not provide instruction in any way...its just a few songs. I'm afraid we were just floundering in our yoga session.With that being said, It was still very informative and made me want to learn more about yoga myself. So my review drops to a 3 & 1/2 star review rating, but I will keep the rating rounded up to a 4 star review. I will also pass this book along to my granddaughters Gym class coach who teaches young children about movement and also teaches yoga to adults. She might be able to use this book in a more productive way than my yoga-novice self.

  • Heidi Gonzalez
    2019-05-08 03:47

    Activities are described a little vaguely so I would suggest you are familiar with the ABC's of Yoga for Kids book. Since the pose names are the ones used in her book and not necessarily the mainstream yoga pose name you may not know what pose she is talking about. There are several illustrations of poses in the book but I still suggest buying this book as a set instead of on its own. I feel like many of these activities would be good for pre-school to kindergarten age children. If you are new to teaching yoga or someone just starting out teaching yoga to kids this is a nice companion book that gives some great explanations as to how yoga can help children with Autism, ADHD, and also just the every day stress that kids these days have. There are great ideas for activities that unplug kids and teach them ways to help move their bodies, learn breath techniques and meditations that can help them throughout life. Children who learn these techniques early in life will have lifelong skills to help them relieve stress and bring awareness to their bodies. Yoga also helps teach kids about living a healthy lifestyle in a fun and non-competitive way.

  • Hil
    2019-05-21 00:54

    Review from Raising Fairies and KnightsThis is a good version, very informative, to help parents guide their children through different yoga poses. It lists a sample yoga series guide by age as well as different health benefits yoga can aid with. I actually already had the children’s ABC Yoga book, so this was a great accompaniment to go along with it. If you deal with children a lot and want to teach yoga this is a good guide to look at and get some ideas.http://www.raisingfairiesandknights.c...

  • Angie
    2019-05-07 01:36

    This book is fantastic! I cannot say how much I adore it. It was full of great tips and games to get kids fired up about yoga! I can't wait to use everything I read!Full disclosure: I received this title as an eARC on netgalley.

  • Deb
    2019-05-03 02:34

    Very well done. a great place to start a yoga practice. I received this book as a Goodreads giveaway and am happy to add it to my collection.

  • Jessica
    2019-04-24 20:55

    I used this to give me ideas of yoga activities to do with children. I absolutely loved it! I just wish that I had a copy of the book "The ABCs of Yoga for Kids."

  • Teresa Power
    2019-04-24 04:35