Help your children sleep better with this yoga bedtime book!
Say good night to the animals of the world through calming yoga poses for kids. Join six yoga kids as you perch like a bald eagle, crouch like a tiger, and curl up like a sloth. Included is a list of Yoga Poses and a Parent Guide with tips on creating a successful bedtime experience in this interactive PDF download format.
What’s included in this bedtime yoga book for young children:
• An interactive bedtime yoga book
• Includes a Parent-Teacher Guide
• 30 pages
• Full-color picture book
What customers say about this bedtime yoga book for kids:͞
"If your kids tend to wind up at bedtime, try calming them down with a little yoga to put them in a sleepy time mood. Throughout the book Good Night, Animal World, kids will enjoy trying out 13 animal-related yoga poses, while following along with the colorful illustrations across 6 continents. I followed this book with my 5 and 7 year old girls, who were immediately interested because they look up to their yoga-practicing aunt. We used the suggestions in the enclosed parents guide to create a calming environment by rolling out towels in one of their rooms and playing soft music, while we read slowly through the book. They had so much fun with trying to hold the poses, especially the Downward-Facing Dog Pose and the Cobbler’s Pose, and had lots of laughs attempting the Eagle Pose, which took a little more coordination than the rest! The book on its own is an enjoyable bedtime story, but to really enjoy this book to its fullest, I would suggest utilizing the parent guide in the back of the book to develop a nightly routine using the yoga poses including breathing, reflection, and more. I was impressed with all the learning connections my girls encountered in the book: animals, continents, and several countries with their flags. My girls were especially interested in the map showing which continent each animal lived and are now interested in learning more about the echidna. As we strive to develop a new routine of yoga moves, we are excited to add this to the bedtime routine in our house."
"A lot of movement-themed picture books are not the best bedtime picks because they can rile up little ones and make it hard for them to fall asleep. But Good Night, Animal World — a new children’s book by yoga teacher and independent author Giselle Shardlow — was written to be read specifically at bedtime. The yoga-inspired text and the illustrations by Emily Gedzyk are all meant to help wind children down at night so they can relax and sleep well. What a great premise — and one that definitely got me excited (especially as a mother) to look inside this book! Inside, six characters take readers to six parts of the world — Australia, England, Guatemala, India, Tanzania, and the United States — to say goodnight to animals from those specific regions. Each page shows an illustration of an animal, accompanied by some simple text (some imagery about the animal and a goodnight message) and a yoga pose. The 13 poses in the book, chosen for their calming potential, include forward bends, restorative poses, gentle twists, and some inversions. It’s actually hard to see how children wouldn’t be calm after finishing this book. “Embrace their creativity and let them experiment with the poses. Whatever helps them release extra energy before bedtime is the perfect pose,” says Giselle. The poses are even laid out in a sequence that facilitates flow from one pose to the next. And my favorite part of the book? The resting pose at the end! Just thinking about it is making me super sleepy… I think I need to take a rest!"
When can you use this yoga book in your classroom or homeschool:
• during a transition time or subject change
• during circle time or at the end of the day
• when you're stuck indoors
• for a brain break to calm their bodies and minds
• for a movement activity in your stations
• during your physical education class
• during your occupational therapy, physical therapy, or special education session
• with one child, small groups, or large groups
What are the benefits of yoga for kids:
• increases strength and flexibility
• helps them relax, unwind, and calm down to reduce stress and anxiety
• helps them sleep better
• promotes interaction between adult and child, as well as between multiple children
• improves their fine and gross motor skills, as well as their coordination
• develops self-confidence, self-expression, and body awareness
• promotes a healthy, active lifestyle
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