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I have a special place in my heart for children’s books, especially those that are fun to read aloud. I use children’s literature all the time in my school classroom and kids yoga classes to help introduce new concepts, tie together learning and have a little fun.
When I had the opportunity to review Downward Mule, I was thrilled because this book combined some of my favorite things; a captivating story with a good message, kids, and yoga! Read below for a review and a chance to win a copy.
Send a picture of your child holding their favorite yoga pose for a chance to win a copy.
Everyone can feel down about themselves sometimes but that’s no reason to hide who you are. Downward Mule is an attention grabbing story with the secret yogi Sam the mule, and his best friend Lila, a human.
One hot day down on the farm, the heat is making all the animals too tired and weak to lay eggs and give milk and there is nothing to take to the farmers market. What will Sam and Lila do?
This fun read-aloud book will have kids engaged, laughing, and acting out animals while learning life lessons about confidence and acceptance. All of the animal characters are inspirational while being cute and light hearted. Downward Mule is well written as it teaches yoga poses in a fun, kid-friendly way. I highly recommend this book to teachers, parents, and kids of all ages! Downward Mule is the perfect book to read aloud in a classroom, give as a gift, and fun to share with the kids in your life.
To have an opportunity to win a paperback copy of Downward Mule, have your child draw a picture of themselves doing their favorite yoga pose. If it is difficult for them to draw, then snap a picture of them doing their favorite yoga pose.
Please submit your pictures by May 15, 2017.
Try our fun kids yoga pose ideas to help celebrate our beautiful Earth with sun salutations, balance poses and an Earth dance.
Don’t miss our fun Kids Springtime Yoga Transformations with Seed to Flower, Tadpole to Frog and Caterpillar to Butterfly. Get the lesson plan here.
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It is time to celebrate Dr. Seuss! He is known for his many silly, wacky and nonsense stories and characters. Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday with these fun and simple and easy kids yoga ideas.
Now try making a House for a Mouse with this fun Partner Rooftop Pose. What other silly yoga poses can you think of that Dr. Seuss would have liked? Get more kids yoga lesson ideas here.
We tell kids all the time to share, play nicely and be kind to others. It is one thing to say, but we all know how actions mean more than words. Sometimes a simple act of kindness can go a long way to brighten our day more than we would ever imagine.
Try to complete all 12 Kindness Challenges before the week is over to brighten schools, families and yourself. Get your Go Go Yoga Kids Kindness Bingo Game.
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The Kids Yoga Challenge Pose Cards will introduce children and families to yoga poses that will increase balance, flexibility, mindfulness, and more.
The Kids Yoga Challenge Pose Cards are available on Amazon as well as a discounted bundle with our bestselling book, Go Go Yoga for Kids: A Complete Guide to Using Yoga for Kids.
Yoga can be done with all ages and has numerous benefits for your body both inside and out. Trying these four progressive yoga poses and easy-to-remember mantras will give your body many physical and mental benefits.
These fun and family friendly progressive poses only take minutes each day. By consistently pairing these poses with saying the given mantra, you will begin to feel many physical and mental benefits take place.
Find out more in my original published article here.
I had the pleasure of meeting Sara last year at the National Kids’ Yoga Conference in Washington, DC. She had recently self-published Go Go Yoga for Kids, and her energy and spirit definitely impressed me. We have a shared passion for creating tools to help teachers, studios, and parents introduce yoga through play-filled movement, meditation, and mindfulness. Follow along as Backyard Yoga takes the time to get to know a little more about Sara and her book:
Read full interview and enter giveaway here.
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We will also be using the Kids Yoga Challenge Pose Cards to help in this challenge. This Kids Yoga Challenge Card Deck includes 30 poses with partner poses, confidence building mantras and more fun games to play together using the Kids Yoga Pose Cards.
The Kids Yoga Challenge Pose Cards include:
These Kids Yoga Challenge Pose Cards will soon be available for purchase.
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