Are you looking for toddler yoga ideas? You’ve seen how much your toddler loves yoga poses and you’re keen for new ideas to keep them engaged in this ancient practice!
Yoga for toddlers is a great idea because it:
- Builds their strength and flexibility
- Increases their body awareness, balance, and coordination
- Provides them with emotional regulation tools
- Develops their language and social skills
I’ll never forget the days my daughter began acting out animals and things in nature when she was a toddler as a way to communicate before she could talk. At the zoo, she would reach up into Extended Mountain Pose in front of the giraffe and use her arms in Wide-Legged Standing Forward Bend when she saw an elephant. And all those times she would pop up into Downward-Facing Dog Pose were precious.
Yoga for toddlers just makes sense. Here are a collection of toddler yoga ideas to spark your imagination. The main thing is to have fun while moving with your little ones. Let them lead you on a fun yoga experience that encourages their creativity and imagination.
To get started, check out this list of 10 ways to create a yoga-friendly environment for your toddler.
Toddler Yoga Ideas Using Children’s Books
Thematic Yoga Poses for Toddlers
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Toddler Yoga Ideas
You Might Like our Feelings Yoga Book for Toddlers: The Grateful Giraffe
Express your feelings through yoga poses for toddlers!
Join our six yoga kids from around the world as they learn about various animals and relate their behaviors to our feelings. Be a caring koala, a cranky crocodile, or a curious cat. Visit countries around the world, learn about various animals, and talk about feelings! This feelings yoga book for toddlers and preschoolers includes a list of kids yoga poses and a parent-teacher guide. Ages 2+.
“Giselle Shardlow has created another beautiful book that combines delightful, colorful illustrations with simple yoga poses in a smooth flow. I work with preschoolers with special needs who often have difficulty expressing and managing their emotions. This book will provide a lovely, gentle way to help them express themselves and help them understand what they are feeling. We enjoy all of Giselle’s books!” – Cindy
Purchase The Grateful Giraffe here.
Purchase our Toddler Yoga Books Pack
Four yoga books for toddlers!
Say good night to the animals of the world through calming yoga poses for kids. Join Maria as she explores the ocean with her granddad. Say good day to the magical island of Bali through energizing yoga poses for kids. Learn the alphabet by acting out Australian animals. Age group: Toddlers to Preschoolers, ages 2 to 5.
Purchase the Toddler Yoga Books Pack here.
Other Fantastic Toddler Yoga Books
These book links are Amazon affiliate links:
Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Toddlers and Preschoolers, by Helen Garabedian
Little Yoga: A Toddler’s First Book of Yoga, by Rebecca Whitford and Martina Selway
Sleepy Little Yoga: A Toddler’s Sleepy Book of Yoga, by Rebecca Whitford and Martina Selway
Yoga Bug: Simple Poses for Little Ones, by Sarah Jane Hinder
You Are a Lion! And Other Fun Yoga Poses, by Taeeun Yoo
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