Welcome to our second post in the Learn Spanish and Kids Yoga through Books monthly series, which we will be co-hosting with Spanish Playground. On Kids Yoga Stories, we will be featuring books on a particular theme and provide you with matching yoga sequences. On the Spanish Playground site, you will find the sequences in Spanish, along with other fun, creative activities to go along with one of the books.
This month’s theme is Bedtime stories. All these books below are available in English and Spanish. They are some of our favorite bedtime stories to read with our daughter. You find five kids yoga poses for each book in a specific yoga sequence to invite flow from one pose to the next. Can you act out the other animals in the stories as well through yoga poses?
Kids Yoga and Bedtime Stories
Buenas Noches, Luna
by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd
(On all fours, look up, open your chest, and arch your back.)
Quiero a mi mama porque
(Stand tall in Mountain Pose with your feet hip-width apart, bend your knees, and hop like a kangaroo.)
(From Mountain Pose, bend your upper body, reach for your toes, and sway your arms like a jellyfish.)
(Lay on your belly. Place the palms of your hands next to your shoulders and look up. Then straighten your arms and expand your chest.)
(Lie on your back with your chin tucked in, hug your knees into your chest, then grab the outer part of your feet with both of your hands, and rock like a happy baby.)
(From Mountain Pose, bend your upper body, reach for your toes, and hang like a bat.)
(Step back to hands and feet, like an upside-down “V”, and gently kick one leg up at a time.)
(Sit on your buttocks with a tall spine, bend your legs, place the soles of your feet together, and gently flap your wings like a butterfly.)
(Step back to hands and feet, like an upside-down “V”, and bark like a dog.)
A Kids Yoga Stories Bedtime Storybook
Spanish Bedtime Stories
Visit Spanish Playground for activities to go with reading Buenas Noches Luna, by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd. Sample activities are saying good night to the different objects, making your own book, playing with picture cards, creating your own rhyme, or doing a night sky craft. The suggested activities could be done in English as well.
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