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Happy Back to School Help for Families and Kids

Happy Back to School Help for Families and Kids

Every Fall, there is a rite of passage for kids aged preschool through college which involves preparing to go back to school. Usually, this means gathering school supplies, going school clothes shopping, registering for sports and activities, Meet the Teacher Night or visiting the school before the start date. These are all part of the back to school transitions which help kids and parents physically and mentally prepare.

The worries and fear of the unknown are real and can lead to feelings of worry and uncertainty. While these feelings are normal there are things that can be done to help children emotionally prepare for a successful year!

Parents play an influential role in helping children cope, encouraging a positive back-to-school transition and helping to reduce children’s anxiety and worries. These mini yoga brain breaks can help.

Enjoy the Following Back to School Help and Tips

Have Honest Discussions

It is important to sit down and really talk to your child. It doesn’t matter their age. Spend some time talking about how things may be different. As them if there are are specific things they are worried or concerned about, and talk these through with them.

Talk to them about what they can do to stay safe such as hand washing, using hand-santizer, keeping their distance from others avoid touching their face.

Get a Routine in Place

This is very important for children! Kids thrive on routines in place because they know what to expect and they feel like they have control.

Have your children wake up at the same time and follow a morning routine such as eating breakfast, brushing teeth and getting dressed for the day. Packing lunch the night before also helps minimize morning decisions and chaos.

Plan on certain places to keep masks easily accessible such as on hooks by the door. Have children help prepare the night before with homework completed and packed into a backpack, lunch prepared and in the fridge, and school clothes laid out. These simple steps will save so much time in the morning and really help with building a routine.

Children ages 3 and older are also old enough to have chores and to contribute positively to the family. Chores such as putting away dishes from the dishwasher, watering plants, walking the dog, taking garbage out, all help build responsibility and community within a family.

Establish a bedtime routine as well. These structures will help create rhythm and flow to the days.  Try these yoga and mindfulness tips that can be done together as a family.

While levels of anxiety and stress may be high, parents play an influential role in back to school help. These mini yoga brain breaks can help kids focus.
Enjoy physical activity together every day

Focus on the Positive

It’s important to acknowledge children’s worries, but parents also need to encourage their children to focus on the things that are positive and they are forward to.

Before school starts, you can ask, “What are you looking forward to about school school?” or “What have you missed about school?” Once school starts, you can ask, “What was something great that happened today?”

At dinner, we like to take turns sharing something positive about our day. With so much negativity going on, it is important to truly be intentional about looking for the positive.

Be a Role Model

Children are watching and looking to us. They are noticing how we are responding to the changes and new challenges. Children even pick up on the nonverbal with our facial expressions.

It’s OK for us to feel uncertain and worried. However, as much as possible, try to model calm and confident attitudes about returning to school for your child and use cheerful, positive messages.

Please take the time to care for your own well-being and mental health. Be kind to yourself and one another. Seek out help if you needed. You are not alone. Make time for what makes you happy.

Conclusion:

While this year’s back to school is different, we can help children feel optimistic by listening to their worries, helping them feel confident by establishing routines and coping strategies.  Our kids need us to lead the way for a successful back-to-school transition and to develop the lifelong skills they will need in the future.

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Spring Yoga Games & Easter Egg Lesson Plan

Spring Yoga Games & Easter Egg Lesson Plan

Get out your plastic Easter eggs ready and celebrate Spring with this fun kids yoga lesson plan, games, and activities. Easter Egg Yoga is for kids of all ages this holiday. 

 What You Need:

Materials:

On small pieces of paper write the following poses and put one in each egg. 

Robin: Airplane Pose

Duck: Duck Pose. Encourage the kids to flap, quack, and waddle around like a duck.

Sun: Mountain Pose with arms outstretched to the sun

Spring Hat: Down Dog

Spring Tree: Tree Pose

Rainbow: Bridge Pose

Spring Basket: Boat Pose

Flower: Lotus Pose. Make petals by having the children hold their arms above their heads.

Caterpillar: Locust Pose. Have the students raise and lower their heads as if eating leaves.

Butterfly: Butterfly Pose. Fly butterflies fast and then slow.

Bunny: Hero Pose. Have the children make bunny ears with their hands.

Kids Yoga Challenge Pose Cards

Kids love to try the partner poses that included in our Kids Yoga Challenge Pose Cards.These 40 Yoga Pose Card Visuals include starred level of difficulty (1-5 stars) and mantras for mindfulness.

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Kids Yoga Teacher Training Black Friday Sale

Kids Yoga Teacher Training Black Friday Sale

Fa la la la la! The holidays are coming! The holidays are coming! It’s time for Black Friday!

I hope that you are starting to feel some of the anticipation and excitement of the approaching holidays as well. I am so excited for our Black Friday Blitz!  An extra bonus is that you do not have to leave your home or stand in a line to get in on this deal!

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I totally get that! The best news is that you can begin this training anytime you want right from the comfort of your couch or bed (my preference!). I guarantee that within a week of just starting our Kids Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Training, you will be making a positive difference in the lives of the children you love and care about!

This training is right for you if you are a:

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After thousands of kids yoga classes, I have completely cracked the code on exactly what works for teaching yoga and mindfulness to children. I am so excited to share with these secrets with you that have worked for me time and time again.

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This teacher training was exactly what I needed! I wanted to increase my knowledge and confidence to best assist children in our ever-changing and increasingly difficult world. The training was very beneficial and kept my attention throughout. It is easy to follow and put into action! Lynnea J.

“I now have more confidence and tools to teach kids with actual lesson plans and ideas. I have been away from the classroom for a number of years, so this was a great refresher on classroom management and planning. I now have the training in teaching and yoga and this training helped me to have the confidence to just get out there and DO IT! ” Alicia B.

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  • The exact components every kids yoga class needs
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  • Exact breathing exercises for actually calming and relaxing children
  • The best yoga poses for growing kids
  • Engaging lesson plans for all ages
  • Yoga games galore that they will want to play again and again
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  • How to teach yoga to children professionally

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Let’s Give Thanks: Free Kids Yoga Lesson Plan

Let’s Give Thanks: Free Kids Yoga Lesson Plan

It is the month of gratitude and thankfulness. Help kids learn and practice gratitude AND yoga with our “Let’s Give Thanks” FREE Kids Yoga Lesson Plan! Yoga poses, breathing exercises, yoga games, and our fun Planksgiving Challenge are all included!

Celebrate gratitude with children with all year long.

Let’s Give Thanks: Free Kids Yoga Lesson Plan

Get kids fit, flexible and focused with our complete step-by-step Kids Yoga Lesson Plan books. Themes, poses, breathing exercises, games, mindfulness, challenges for all ages and much more.

Thanksgiving Yoga Poses for Kids Fun

Thanksgiving is all about family, friends, food and being thankful. Go Go Yoga for Kids shows fun Thanksgiving yoga poses that can be done to prepare your mind and body for the holiday.

First is our fun Turkey Breathing that will help get your mind and breath connected. Next, we lead you into our Planksgiving Challenge. Enjoy!

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Free Fall Kids Yoga Lesson Plan

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Free Fall Kids Yoga Lesson Plan. Welcome Fall!

Fall is in the air! One of the things that I truly love about living in the midwest is the change of seasons. I truly do appreciate the changing trees and landscape that each new season brings. As soon as you get tired of the heat, snow, or rain, then the season begins to magically transform into a new one.

I love incorporating the change of seasons with my kids yoga classes. Kids enjoy the seasonal themes with the poses, breathing exercises, and yoga games. By having a theme, it truly helps the children connect with and retain with what they are learning.

Get your free Kids Yoga Fall Fun Lesson Plan below. Learn many Fall themed yoga poses, find out how to play the fun yoga game “Wind in the Trees” as well as create spooky Down Dog Tunnels and partner poses.

For this kids yoga lesson plan, I use the Kids Yoga Challenge Pose CardsThese pose cards provide a great visual for the yoga poses as well as the partner yoga poses.

 

Free Fall Kids Yoga Lesson Plan
Check out our Partner Bats

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Have you ever seen such a lovely Fall leaf? (Partner Pose)

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It is much more fun to try to balance with a pumpkin on your head!

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How to Build Community in Your Kids Yoga Class

How to Build Community in Your Kids Yoga Class

Welcome to our Kids Yoga Lesson Planning 101 Free Training! Throughout this training we have learned how to put together engaging, successful, fun, and memorable kids yoga classes. Now we will learn how to build community.

Get all caught up here with the Most Important Parts Every Kids Yoga Class Needs:

Video 1: How to Plan Your Kids Yoga Class

Video 2: The Welcome

Video 3: Breathing Exercises

Video 4: Sun Salutations

Video 5: Active Movement

Video 6: Themed Yoga Poses

Video 7: The Yoga Challenge

Building Community comes toward the end of your kids yoga class. Everyone has had fun, learned a lot, and now it is time to bring the energy level down a little.

How to Build Trust and Community in Your Kids Yoga Classes: Building Community

As a teacher, I know that it can be tempting to skip or rush this portion of class if you are feeling short on time. I encourage you to really make time for this building community portion of class. It is a very important part for your students as well as for you, their teacher.

As you begin to bring your yoga class to a close, it is important and beneficial to reflect on all that you have learned and accomplished during class. It makes the students feel stronger and more united as a class.

This is personally one of my favorite parts of class as it ties everything together. The children share what they have learned and what they have enjoyed. I love hearing about their favorite parts and often times I am surprised. Many times it is not what I think such as mastering a difficult pose, but instead it might be how they felt or how they connected with another student and maybe made a new friend.

Here are a few of our favorite ways to Build Community in your Kids Yoga Classes. Give them a try. They love it and it truly begins to bring your class to a close.

How to Create a Thunderstorm With Kids

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Building Community by playing “Pass the Squeeze”

We have many more ways to Build Community in our bestselling book, Go Go Yoga for Kids: A Complete Guide to Yoga with Kids

Now you are ready for the final part of your Kids Yoga Class: Stillness and Savasana (Part 9) Kids Yoga Lesson Planning 101.

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