This bundle includes yoga pose & movement cards for the following Eric Carle books: The Very Quiet Cricket, The Very Grouchy Ladybug, Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother Too?, Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? and Panda Bear, Panda Bear What Do You See?
Each set of cards has the yoga and movement poses that follow along with the stories.
What I like about this particular bundle of yoga pose cards and books is that you can use them for so many different lesson plan themes, from The Senses, Mother's Day, Bullying, Using Kindness and Manners, Animals Around the World (China and Australia), and of course, Insects.
Be sure to read each description of each resource and look at the individual previews to make sure you are aware of what all is included with each card set.
These are great resources to keep on hand even if you don't incorporate them into your regular lesson plans. For preschool and kindergarten, they are AMAZING to have on hand for sub lesson plans. The books that are paired with this resource are easy readers which are great for children who are still learning to read.
I can't say enough about yoga. Yes, it's what I do, but I wish every classroom had yoga incorporated into their day. The benefits are many (I will list the benefits further down along with suggestions for use and ways to organize) and the children really respond to the movement. Even getting to take their shoes off at school is a novelty they really respond to. I think yoga is also a bonding activity that can help your students interact with each other.
Regardless of how you integrate yoga into your day, it can be a game changer. Using yoga that actually is part of your lesson plan, like these card sets are nice just for a change in the day. It's something different and we all know children need to move.
Having classroom physical activity breaks helps children learn. It doesn't have to go along with anything -- just the movement itself is beneficial.
Sorry to go on and on -- I am very passionate about what I do and love sharing it with others. Thank you for coming to visit this resource.
Suggestions for Use:
1. For physical activity on a rainy or inclement day
2. As a break between tests or focused activity
3. As a focusing activity prior to testing
4. Time filler between activities
5. A lesson plan for a substitute
6. A "just in case" activity to have on hand
7. For a class-motivating activity; end-of-the-day activity
9. For a more one-on-one activity, in a therapeutic setting
10. As a family activity to do at home
Ways To Organize:
*Keep them uncut and put in sheet protectors (this is what I do -- I print 16 on a page and use them at-a-glance during my classes, but I also have a set to use with the children)
*Cut and store in a recipe-type storage box
*Cut and keep on a ring for easy access and usage
*Cut and laminate for durability
*You can also download to your tablet/mobile device to always have on hand in addition to/instead of printing.
Yoga has so many benefits, including but not limited to:
*Relaxes and alleviates stress
*Builds self-confidence and self-esteem
*Increases physical activity
*Builds strength, balance, and coordination
*Increases ability to focus
*Increases body awareness and overall muscle tone
Studies have shown that teaching during movement helps strengthen learning, improve memory and retrieval of information and increase motivation and morale!!!!
*****Printing Tips & Options*******
Each card is approximately 3.75"W x 4.75"H in size (designed for 4 cards fit on a standard 8.5" x 11" piece of paper). That being said, you can adjust the size in your printer settings to customize the cards for your needs.
You can print more on a page for smaller cards (drop down menu in "More settings" where it says "Pages per sheet") and it will give you other options for how many cards you would like on a sheet.
If you have a question, please contact me -- I'm happy to answer any questions or clarify something.
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