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Labor Day Yoga Poses for Kids - acting out various occupations | Kids Yoga Stories

Back to School: Labor Day Yoga for Kids

Back to School also means a day off with family to honor the economic and social contributions of workers in our communities for Labor Day.  The United States Department of Labor defines this special day as: “Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the […]

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St. Patrick's Day Yoga sequence by Kids Yoga Stories

St. Patrick’s Day Yoga

I love St. Patrick’s Day!  Don’t you? I have fond memories of celebrating St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th) with family and friends around the world.  The shades of green and joyous attitudes on this special celebration are hard to beat.  It’s also a fun holiday to celebrate with your children at home, in your studio, […]

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New Year Yoga lesson plan | Kids Yoga Stories

New Year Yoga

I am excited to introduce you to our guest writer, Shelley Arthur, of Radiant Child Yoga and co-author of Holiday Yoga: Celebrating History and Holidays throughout the Year. Today Shelley shares with us her New Year Yoga lesson plan.  Yoga for kids is a fun and active way to introduce children to making New Year’s […]

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5 Circus Yoga Poses for Kids + 6 Circus Books for Kids| Kids Yoga Stories

5 Circus Yoga Poses for Kids

Bring the circus alive by acting out performers’ tricks with this circus yoga sequence for kids. I’ve never been entirely sure how I feel about animals being in a circus, so when I found out about a traveling circus put on by teenagers without animals, I couldn’t wait to take my daughter! And as I […]

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Pretend to be mermaids through yoga poses for kids | Kids Yoga Stories

Mermaid Yoga for Kids

My five-year-old daughter and I spent most of the summer at the local pool. Many times, friends said, “She’s a little mermaid!” as she dove for toys at the bottom of the pool. Up and down she went, with her long hair trailing behind her. To foster her passion, we borrowed mermaid books from the […]

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Rainforest yoga ideas for kids | Kids Yoga Stories

Rainforest Yoga

Everyone loves studying rainforests! Take your children on an imaginary journey to Costa Rica to learn about toucans, monkeys, and jaguars. Play rainforest music and encourage them to use their senses to bring the rainforest alive at home, in your classroom, or in your studio. Get out your rainforest books, look up rainforest videos on […]

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Loads of Kids Yoga Ideas inspired by Popular Children's Books | Kids Yoga Stories

Kids Yoga Ideas Using Children’s Books

Are you looking for easy kids yoga ideas to act out your favorite children’s books? Adding movement to your reading experience has many positive benefits, including: Building fluency and comprehension Encouraging positive interactions Increasing body awareness Stimulating self-expression Fostering emotion regulation Increasing flexibility and strength Catering to kinesthetic learners Making reading fun Below is a […]

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Island Adventure Story for toddlers and preschoolers titled Hello, Bali by Kids Yoga Stories

NEW Island Adventure Yoga Story

At the end of the post, enter the yoga story contest via the Rafflecopter online giveaway tool. Also, check out the links to eighty other giveaways as part of Children’s Book Week Kid Lit Giveaway Hop 2014. I love Bali. I love the friendly people, breathtaking countryside, easy-to-learn Indonesian language, and the colorful traditions. My […]

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Earth Day Books and Yoga Poses for Kids | Kids Yoga Stories

Earth Day Yoga

Every day is Earth Day! Each year on April 22nd, people from around the world come together to celebrate the annual event, Earth Day, to discuss, learn, and take action on ways to protect our planet.  A great way to honor this special day is through reading earth-friendly books and practicing Earth Day yoga poses […]

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Act out a spring yoga story by Kids Yoga Stories

Spring Yoga Story

Last week, my daughter and I went to a nature class at the local wild refuge to learn about spring. The children: made finger-painted caterpillars listened to spring-themed stories, and went outside to look for the signs of spring. Combining art, nature, and literature is a great way to learn about a new concept. Another […]

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