It’s hard to believe we’ve been doing quarantine homeschool for two weeks now.
The new “norm” of a homeschool schedule has been challenging to figure out.
And just like life right now, it’s been changing daily.
In the chaos, I keep repeating in my mind, “It’s going to be okay. This, too, shall pass.”
I have to remind myself that we are more resilient than we know. We have more strength than many of us have ever drawn on. And all this will eventually pass to reveal something truly amazing. I know this in my heart. This is what I’ve been focusing on—what the “other side” will eventually look like.
Claudia, one of our Kids Yoga Stories community members from Europe, said this,
“The whole situation seems to have two sides. On the one hand, there is sadness and traumatization for so many people in Italy, Spain, China, France, and Germany, as well. On the other hand, the whole world seems to hold its breath and seems to be forced to “cool down,” to pause, and to reflect…”
That’s so true—this time has been a wonderful chance to slow down and connect with our families.
Today, I’d like to give a huge shout out to all the teachers who are working long hours putting together online learning activities for their students during this time of extended school closures.
Teachers are not only looking for academic experiences, but we’ve heard from a lot of you that you’re offering yoga and mindfulness resources for parents and children to use together at home to get through this time of stress and uncertainty.
Yoga resources for teachers to send students for their quarantine homeschool
Today, I’d love to share with you three resources teachers are welcome to share with their students inside their online learning platforms. For parents, these are resources for you, too:
1. Yoga Flows
Search the site for “printable poster” to find 40+ different options for five-pose flow PDF digital downloads to share with your classrooms, based on various themes or topics. For example, the Spring Yoga Poster is a popular one right now.
If you’re looking for even more thematic posters or would like the posters with pose instructions, find our Simple Yoga Sequences for Kids eBooks in the shop.
Find yoga printable posters here.
2. Yoga Storytime
If you’re looking to provide your families with a yoga storytime to help them integrate literacy with movement, check out our YouTube channel that has read-along yoga stories. That way, children can read along and act out the story at the same time, while giving parents a chance to prep food, take a moment to reboot, or throw a load of washing in.
Find the yoga storytime read-alongs here.
As Claudia said above, now is the perfect chance to pause and take a breath. It seems as if mother earth has given us a strong reminder to get back to our breath. To get us through the challenges of our completely changed worlds, share this breathing poster with your students. For more breathing exercises, see this blog post or check out our Breathing Exercise Cards for Kids.
Click the link below to get your free Pause Breath Poster plus extra goodies
As always, please let us know how we can support you during this time. We’re busy working on some resources to encourage connection at home, through movement and laughter.
If you have any special requests, don’t hesitate to reach out.