Our local Easter egg hunt marks the beginning of spring for us here in the Northeast of United States. Though we’ve lived here for almost ten years now, the cold winter season still comes as a shock to our family. So any time there’s a chance to bring out cute and colorful spring … [Read more...] about Easter Yoga Poses for Kids + Easter Yoga Game
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Passover Yoga below. At Kids Yoga Stories, we do our best to cater to the various cultures, religions, and diverse backgrounds around the world. As an international elementary school teacher and a member of a tri-cultural family, I have always understood the importance of … [Read more...] about Yoga Ideas for Passover: Poses and Picture Books
Are you looking to create a calm down corner in your classroom, to help students to focus and self-regulate so that they are ready to learn? A calm down corner is a safe space within the classroom that students can use to relax, express themselves, and refocus if they become … [Read more...] about 10 Calm Down Corner Ideas for Your Classroom – to Help Students to Breathe, Take a Break, and Regulate
Can you imagine a large group of four-year-olds all focused and engaged in yoga poses with their teacher? Yes, Jodi is one of those teachers who is making this happen. Jodi is a PE teacher and provides 15-minute yoga games for four different Kindergarten to 2nd Grade … [Read more...] about How to Do Yoga Games with Large Groups of Kids (+ Printable Poster)
Are you interested in applying for grants for yoga programs, but stuck on how to do it? Please meet Leslie Wolfe, a PE teacher from Missouri and a Kids Yoga Stories School Yoga Program graduate, who shares her experience of applying for a grant for her yoga program. Leslie … [Read more...] about How to Apply for Grants for School Yoga Programs
Looking for fun activities to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day for Kids? Why not read some children’s books and act out this world-renowned Irish holiday through yoga exercises for kids! See below for a list of our five favorite St. Patrick’s Day books that we found in our local … [Read more...] about St. Patrick’s Day for Kids: Books and Yoga Poses (+ Printable Poster)
For Women’s History Month this year, we are celebrating the life and work of Jane Goodall. Her love and passion for animals and nature inspired her to dedicate her entire life to building awareness for chimpanzees living in Africa and ways we can make a difference to our … [Read more...] about Learn about Jane Goodall through Books and Movement
Today we’re thrilled to introduce you to another one of our lovely Kids Yoga Stories Ambassadors, Amy Ketner, who shares the amazing benefits of bringing mindfulness in schools! Amy has spent the last 25 years in the counseling field and the last 16 years specifically as … [Read more...] about Ripple Effects of Mindfulness in Schools
Today’s article has been written by Cassandra Troughton, a teacher’s assistant working in a special education classroom in Canada. We have heard from our community that they know the benefits of the yoga practice, but they have a lot of doubts about how to actually practice. … [Read more...] about Yoga for Beginners: 5 Common Assumptions that Might be Holding You Back
Yoga sutras for beginners. When we think of introducing yoga to children, we normally think of the physical postures—and for good reason. Acting out animals or going on pretend yoga journeys are easy ways to capture young children’s interest. For older children, focusing on … [Read more...] about 4 Yoga Sutras for Beginners: Teaching Yoga Philosophy to Children
Morning yoga with young children. Cassandra, here, Kids Yoga Stories Community Manager! I wanted to share a personal story with you today because it reminds me of a topic that we hear LOTS about: finding the time for morning yoga practice… while you’ve got young children … [Read more...] about 5 Tips to Practice Morning Yoga with Young Children Around at Home
Today’s article has been written by our in-house guest writer, Cassandra Troughton, who is a teacher’s assistant working in a special education classroom in Canada. Educators are focusing more on Social-Emotional Learning right now to combat the negative effects of the pandemic, … [Read more...] about 7 PRACTICAL and EASY Tips for Incorporating SEL in the Classroom!
Preschool yoga: we hear from our community that you love teaching yoga to preschoolers but struggle to keep their attention for a 30-minute session. So we sat down with Cheryl Silberman, one of our amazing Kids Yoga Stories Ambassadors, to see if she could provide us with some … [Read more...] about Fun and Easy Ideas for Preschool Yoga to Engage and Educate (Tips from a Preschool Yoga Teacher)
One of our lovely Kids Yoga Stories Ambassadors who is also a preschool yoga teacher, Cheryl Silberman of Rock Zen Roll Yoga, asked if we could put together some Sweet Treats Yoga Cards for her students. We would love to share five of the Sweet Treats yoga poses with you … [Read more...] about 5 Sweet Treats Yoga Poses for Kids – Fun Yoga Ideas for Preschool and Kindergarten!
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 5 Heart-Opening Valentine’s Day Yoga Poses for Kids (+ Printable Poster)