Bright Ideas | December 2012 - Yoga Storytime

More Storytime Yoga Resources

Books to read at yoga story time:

collage of words about yoga storytimeABCs of Yoga for Kids / Teresa Anne Power
Balancing Act / Ellen Walsh (use with practicing balance poses)
Color Dance / Ann Jonas (use with dancing with scarves to music)
Dinosaur Shapes / Henrietta Stickland (show how yoga poses form different shapes)
Every Living Thing / Joanne Ryder
Happy / Mies Van Hout
Head to Toe / Eric Carle (balancing beanbags on body parts)
Hop Hop Jump / Lauren Thompson
House of Leaves / Koyoshi Soya (lesson on sitting quietly)
How Are You Peeling / Saxton Freymann (lesson on feelings)
How Do You Feel? / Anthony Browne
Jump / Scott M. Fischer
Little Yoga: a toddler’s first book of yoga / Rebecca Whitford & Martina Selway
Llama Llama Hoppity Hop / Anna Dewdney
Mushroom in the Rain / Mirra Ginsburg (use with parachute games)
Peaceful Piggy Meditation / Kerry Lee Maclean
Peely Wally / Kali Stileman
Ready, Set, Skip! / Jane O'Connor
Shh! The Whale is Smiling / Josephine Nobisso
Stretch / Doreen Cronin (use with stretching poses)
Sun Song / Jean Marzollo (when learning the sun salutation)
Toddlerobics / Zita Newcome
Yoga Bear: Yoga for Youngsters / Karen Pierce
You are a Lion / Taeeun Yoo (good for end of session review of all poses learned)

Print resources for planning a yoga storytime

Be a Frog, a Bird, or a Tree / Rachel Carr
Children’s Book of Yoga / Thia Luby
Creative Movement for the Developing Child / Clare Cherry
Fly Like a Butterfly: Yoga for Children / Shakta Kaur Khalsa
Hello Toes: Movement Games for Children / Anne Lief Barlin
Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Toddlers and Preschoolers / Helen Garabedian
Look at Me: Creative Learning Activities for Babies and Toddlers / Carolyn Buhai Haas
Music & Movement in the Classroom Grades 1-2 / Steven Traugh
Music & Movement in the Classroom PreK-K / Steven Traugh
Storytime Yoga / Sydney Solis
Walk Wiggle and Wave / Margery A. Kranvik
Yoga Adventure for Children / Helen Purperhart
Yoga Bear: Yoga for Youngsters / Karen Pierce
Yoga Games for Children / Helen Purperhart
Yoga Kids / Marsha Wenig
Yoga Zoo Adventure / Helen Purperhart

Web Resources

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