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Kids Yoga and Books: Nick Sharratt

This month for Virtual Book Club for Kids we are spotlighting books by Nick Sharratt.

Nick Sharratt was a new author to me, which made this month all the more exciting.  However, our library only stocks a couple of his books.  We checked out:

Shark in the Park

Whose Toes are Those?

The Foggy, Foggy Forest

 The Foggy, Foggy Forest is a fun book because the pages are made from wax.  A bit tempting for a two-year-old’s little hands, though.  Shark in the Park quickly became a family favorite.  Any book that captures the interest of my husband and daughter is a winner!  We were all reciting the words from memory within a couple of days.  This is a book that could be read over and over again, and you won’t get tired of “looking at the sky”, “looking at the ground”, “looking left and right”, and “looking all around” through Timothy Pope’s telescope.  But our favorite book to act out through kids yoga poses was Whose Toes are Those?, written by Sally Symes and illustrated by Nick Sharratt.

Kids yoga sequence inspired by Nick Sharratt’s book

Kids yoga is a great way to engage toddlers in reading.  Try practicing this yoga sequence inspired by Nick Sharratt’s Whose Toes are Those? with your little ones.  These poses are intended as an inspiration guide, so encourage your children’s creativity throughout their yoga experience.  How do they think that the animals behave?  How can they “be” the animals in the story?

Whose Toes are Those?

Mouse – Child’s Pose
(Come to sitting back on your heels, slowly bring your forehead down to rest in front of your knees, rest your arms down alongside your body, and take a few deep breaths.)

Dog – Downward-Facing Dog Pose
(Step back to hands and feet, with buttocks pointing to the sky, and bark like a dog.)

Hippo – Cat Pose
(On all fours, tuck your chin into your chest, and round your back like a hippo.)

Bear – Bear Walk
(Step back to hands and feet, and walk like a bear.)

Baby – Happy Baby Pose
(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.)

Child's Pose

Our daughter pretending to be a mouse in Child’s Pose.


What is your favorite Nick Sharratt book? If you have blogged about it, we’d love for you to link up your post in the linky below!

Here are a few guidelines for this blog hop: 
  1. Link up only posts inspired by Nick Sharratt that share children’s book inspired crafts, activities, recipes, etc. Any other posts will be deleted.
  2. Visit other blog posts on the linky and comment on or share the ones you love!
PS- If you missed any of our other Virtual Book Club Posts you can find them below:
June- Mo Willems
August- Kevin Henkes
September- Lois Ehlert
October- Amy Krouse Rosenthal
November- Tomie dePaola
December- Jan Brett
January- David McPhail
February- Dr Seuss
August- Donald Crews


Co-Hosts of the Virtual Book Club:

Toddler ApprovedThe Educators’ Spin On ItRainy Day Mum3 DinosaursLearn~Play~ImagineCrafty Moms ShareReading ConfettiInspiration LaboratoriesMom to 2 Posh Lil DivasKids Yoga Stories – Enchanted Homeschooling Mom- Ready-Set-ReadBoy Mama Teacher MamaPlayDrMomFantastic Fun and LearningGrowing Book by BookRoyal Baloo – The Outlaw Mom® Blog – Kitchen Counter ChroniclesTeach PreschoolMama SmilesCoffe Cups and CrayonsJuggling With KidsHere Come the Girls

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