We’ve recently discovered a local farm camp, and my daughter absolutely loves being with the animals all day! There’s something therapeutic about being able to sit with and pet animals all day long. Such a beautiful experience as a child. It reminds me of growing up on a … [Read more...] about 5 Cowboy and Cowgirl Partner Yoga Poses
We are excited to introduce Angie, a first-grade teacher, to share Black History, Culture, and Heritage affirmations that her students came up with to honor Black History Month here in the United States for the month of February. She also shares a list of books to honor the … [Read more...] about Mindfulness and Black History Month: Books and Affirmations for Your Classroom
With remote learning and stay-at-home orders, there is a lot more mom-daughter time right now than ever before! So we’re always looking for different ways to connect, bond, and move our bodies. Along with our YouTube fitness classes, parent child partner yoga poses have become a … [Read more...] about 5 Parent Child Yoga Poses to Build Connections and Have Fun
What does silence mean to you? I asked my daughter this question last night after reading The Sound of Silence by Katrina Goldsaito and Julia Kuo. The soothing children’s book story follows a boy who discovers the Japanese concept of ma, which is the silence between sounds. My … [Read more...] about What is “Mindfulness”? And How We Teach Kids to be Mindful.
Valentine's Day is almost here. Even though every day is "love day" for those around us, this special day makes us stop and think about what love means to each of us. It's also a great opportunity to talk to our children about love and happiness. As a teacher, I always … [Read more...] about 18 Heart-Opening Valentine’s Day Yoga Poses for Kids (+Printable Poster)
What’s your Chinese Zodiac sign? 2021 is the Year of the Ox! A few years ago, our neighbor, who is from Hong Kong, introduced us to Chinese New Year for kids. She brought in oranges and other Chinese treats, we read Chinese books, and we created some Chinese New Year … [Read more...] about Chinese New Year for Kids: Books and Yoga Poses for Kids
(Reprinted. Original post dated January 2020.) Australia Day is coming up, and we’re busy preparing for our local Australia Day party! We’re teaming up with a few other Australian families who are also living here in New England and celebrating an expat Aussie Day. We’ll be … [Read more...] about Australia for Kids: Learn about Australia through Yoga Poses for Kids
I’m on a mission. I’m determined to help my daughter learn self-regulation skills to feel successful in her life. After years of struggle trying to figure out how to help us both manage our big emotions, we’re turning mainly to the simplest practice: our breath. We’re practicing … [Read more...] about 5 Breathing Exercises for Kids for Calm and Focus (+ Free Poster)
Transitions can be hard for children. Starting a fresh new year can be one of those times that are challenging for some kids. Some children have been away visiting family, some have had very active or very lazy holidays, and even others have traveled to faraway places over the … [Read more...] about 5 Positive Affirmations + 5 Yoga Poses for the New Year
The holiday festive season is almost here! And it's time to introduce Christmas yoga! While the holiday season is super exciting, it can also mean stress and anxiety for both adults and children. This time of year often gets our minds racing with all the things on our to-do … [Read more...] about 5 Christmas Yoga Poses for Kids (+ Printable Poster)
Since moving to the Boston area, we’ve made many new friends who are Jewish, and my daughter’s school honors Jewish holidays. So I felt it was long overdue that we finally learned more about one of the special Jewish holidays this time of the year. And what better way to learn … [Read more...] about 5 Hanukkah Yoga Poses for Kids
Many of our friends got cats and dogs during the quarantine, but we decided to add chickens to our family! My husband has bad allergies, and I grew up with chickens, so it seemed like a perfect fit for our family. By the way, I wrote a yoga book about this, Polly’s Perfect … [Read more...] about Keep Calm: 3 Things I Learned from Raising Chickens
Welcome to your Kids Yoga Stories Yearly Planner for 2021! This kids yoga planner 2021 is for primary school teachers, kids yoga teachers, parents, caregivers, health practitioners, and recreation staff looking for fun, simple ways to add yoga to their curriculum, classes, or … [Read more...] about Kids Yoga Stories Yearly Planner for 2021!
“Oh, look, it’s the new moon,” said my dad. “It’s not new. I’ve seen it before,” replied my niece. This was a sweet interaction my dad had with my niece when she was a toddler, years ago—and such a lovely reminder of the innocence of young children when they experience … [Read more...] about Phases of the Moon Yoga
Have you been wanting to integrate mindfulness into your curriculum, but just don’t know how or don’t have time? Today, I would love to share with you ten mindfulness books for kids that encourage readers to think about why it’s important to live in the present moment and how … [Read more...] about 10 Mindfulness Books for Kids to Easily Add to Your Curriculum