You may have heard that yoga isnâ€™t just for hippies and exercise junkies. It isnâ€™t even exclusively for adults! Kids can do yoga too, it turns out, and in Creative Yoga for Children Adrienne Rawlinson explains how. The following television interviews, on Canada AM and Global TV, illustrate the health and learning benefits that yoga can have on early child development, as told by the author herself with the helpâ€”I might addâ€”of some pretty cute assistants.
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Sample Activity [from Creative Yoga for Children]: Yoga bingo.Â Give out a bingo card and a handful of countersÂ to each child. Tell them that they play this game just as they doÂ regular bingo, but on every square of their cards, they will see a pose.Â Tell them that if you call out that pose, they should cover it with theirÂ counter and do the pose as well. When their whole card is covered,Â they may yell, â€śBingo!â€ť Pull the yoga poses out of the pose object bag,Â one at a time, calling them out. When one child has completed his or her card, continue calling more poses until everyone is finished. TheÂ prize will be for everyone, and it is something that they can make.
Time: Approx. Ten Minutes