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Thursday, February 24, 2011

My First Yoga Book Review and Giveaway



Last year I really got into doing Yoga and let me tell you I have been loving it ever since doing it for the first time, I have even signed up with a couple of my good friends for a weekly Yoga class. Well here while back “Bug” was watching me doing some of my beginner Yoga moves and decided he wanted to do Yoga with me so we got him a small mat (one of the little red/blue school mats) and he attempted the moves with me. So after seeing how interested he was in doing Yoga himself I set off on a mission to find the perfect product to help him do his own Yoga moves that would be easy for him and when I was introduced to My First Yoga Book by Abbie Davies, I knew that it would be perfect for “Bug”. I was thrilled when Abbie agreed to let us do a review on her book!

About My First Yoga (taken from website):

Our Style
My First Yoga offers an engaging, exciting and innovative approach to youth’s yoga education. A series of age appropriate exercises and educational activities stretch both mind and body, providing students with the mental and physical tools necessary to lead healthy, balanced lives.

Our Curriculum
The My First Yoga patent-pending curriculum, taught exclusively by our staff, follows a unique formula to further expand upon our innovative approach to yoga education. The year-long curriculum is specifically designed to help young students reach personal, physical and educational developmental milestones.

Our Buzz
My First Yoga has gained nationwide attention in publications such as The New York Times, Parents Magazine, iVillage, Creative Living Magazine, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald and Root & Sprout and has captivated audiences at venues such as the Boston Children’s Museum, the New England Aquarium and Natick Collections.

Our Thoughts:

We were sent a copy of My First Yoga: Animal Poses Book by Abbie Davies for “Bug” to review. Our book arrived very quickly and I could not wait to show “Bug” his very own Yoga book so that he could now do Yoga with mommy! Once “Bug” seen this book he immediately went and got his “Yoga mat” and wanted to start posing!

Now this book is just adorable as well as very informative to toddlers because it shows them with cute little illustrations exactly how to make the pose and turn themselves into all kinds of animals such as a cat, a flamingo, a cow and my son’s favorite of all the poses the monkey and the snake!

I love that this book is not designed with the parent in mind…that it is specifically for your toddler with no long explanations and how-to’s it simply shows one colorful pose illustration per page and a very short explanation that you can read to your little one, and offers some fun additions such as animal noises and movements to add to the pose to make it more fun for your little one so it doesn’t seem like such a routine and you can mix them up day after day to keep the little one’s interested! This book makes it so easy for my son to get the book and look at the pages and do it all by himself (like on days he thinks he is a grown up and that he needs no help for anything), just by looking at the pictures….it’s really awesome!

My 3year old son really picked up quite quickly with all the poses and like I mentioned above has his two absolute favorites that he has memorized and I have noticed since we started using the book regularly that he will be sitting watching TV and start doing some of the Yoga moves all by himself. I have to say the we are thrilled with this book and I am so happy that “Bug” and I can do Yoga together and it’s a blast doing all the fun animal poses along with him making the silly noises and moving along like the animal pictured in the colorful illustrations.

My son just started “Pre-School” (an in home daycare, but he calls it pre-school) and I have let the teacher barrow the book and she has now ordered one to keep in the classroom so that all the little ones can do Yoga daily, she said they all loved it and even the tiny ones was doing their best to do the poses with the bigger kids!!

Bottom Line:

I have to say that I think the My First Yoga: Animal Poses is a fun and exciting way to get your kiddos interested in Yoga and to get them up and moving even when it’s cold/hot, rain or shine outdoors, and a plus is that the whole family can join in for a great workout anytime! We absolutely love our book and I do hope that Abbie comes out with more Yoga books geared towards toddlers, we would love to learn some more fun poses!

If you are looking for a fun way to get your toddler interested in Yoga, I highly recommend picking up a copy of this fun and colorful book from Abbie Davies, trust me your toddler will thank you! Also one last thought, if you are looking for a fun and unique birthday gift for a toddler how about a copy of My First Yoga, they won’t look at it as exercise they will think of it as a fun new game!

Buy It:
To purchase copy of My First Yoga: Animal Poses visit the My First Yoga website!

Win It:
Abbie is so awesome, she has decided to offer one copy of My First Yoga: Animal Poses to one of my extremely lucky readers (ARV $12.99)!

Mandatory Entry: Visit My First Yoga and tell me what you think you would like most about this book! Please remember to leave your e-mail address if it’s not visible in your profile.

Want or need extra entries? Check out how to grab em’ below! (Mandatory Entry must be complete for these to count)

1. Become a public follower of my blog (2 extra)

2. Follow me on twitter @sgrant2005 and tweet this giveaway (can be done daily)

3. Subscribe to my feed via a reader

4. Blog about this giveaway with a link to this post and to My First Yoga be sure to leave me a link (5 extra)

5. Follow My First Yoga on Twitter

6. “Like” My First Yoga on Facebook

Giveaway ends March 09, 2011 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.

This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive the book mentioned above complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.

54 comments:

  1. I love the fact that this is geared for the child, not the parent. I have a friend with a 3-year old who would LOVE this!

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  2. I love the academic background of the developers of this program and that they combine that with yoga which is something I am already exposing my kiddo to.

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  3. I follow my first yoga on twitter as @bodhi_bear

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  4. Encourages a Healthy Lifestyle wins me over.

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  5. I think the book is really cute and I like the graphics.

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  6. public follower on GFC

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  7. I know my kids would love learning the animal poses and I like that they would be having fun while working out :-)

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  8. I'm a follower through GFC-entry #1.

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  9. I'm a follower through GFC-entry #2.

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  10. I'd love to win this, as I could use this while I teach Mother's Day Out Yoga Kiddos at my little girls 4-5 year old program.

    gaileee at yahoo dot com

    p.s. I'm doing a yoga giveaway at
    http://yogawithgaileee.blogspot.com/
    thank you

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  11. I did a blog post over at:

    http://yogakiddos.blogspot.com/2011/02/my-first-yoga-animal-poses-book.html

    Hope I win this to use in my Yoga Kiddos classes! That would be awesome!

    gaileee at yahoo dot com or
    yogawithgaileee at gmail dot com

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  12. Wow!
    I'm already a twitter follower of My First Yoga with both of my accounts:
    http://www.twitter.com/yogawithgaileee

    and

    http://www.twitter.com/yogakiddos

    Thanks!

    gaileee at yahoo dot com or
    yogawithgaileee at gmail dot com

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  13. I am attempting to teach yoga to my kindergarten students and the my first yoga would be great because it uses animal poses to get the kids intereested.

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  14. I follow via gfc
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  15. I follow via gfc #2
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  16. I subscribe in google reader

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  17. I like my first yoga on facebook
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  18. My husband is a yoga instructor so this would be perfect. This book makes yoga fun for our little one - imitating animals!

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  19. I like the simplicity - my two year old would be able to figure it out!!!!

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  20. You have a real nack for writing, it kept me entertained the whole time
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  21. I would like that the poses are easy to understand for a child. :)
    shannonforpeace(at)gmail.com

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  22. I follow via GFC. shannonforpeace(at)gmail.com
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  23. I follow via GFC. shannonforpeace(at)gmail.com
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  24. I follow you on twitter @shannonforpeace shannonforpeace(at)gmail.com
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  25. I follow them on twitter @shannonforpeace shannonforpeace(at)gmail.com

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  26. I like them on FB. Shannon Wieneke. shannonforpeace(at)gmail.com

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  30. like that kids try to immitate animal rather than pose

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  31. like my first yoga on facebook

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  32. I would like to emulate the flamingo pose!

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  33. i like how easy it makes yoga
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  34. Daily tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/shannonforpeace/status/45499281246912514 shannonforpeace(at)gmail.com

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  35. I like the fact that this book uses child friendly vocabulary and vibrant illustrations to lead readers through a series of easy to follow yoga poses. Learn to become a strong dog, quiet turtle and proud lion- while stretching mind and body to improve focus, balance and concentration.

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  38. 5. Follow My First Yoga on Twitter

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  39. 6. “Like” My First Yoga on Facebook

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  40. 3. Subscribe to my feed via a reader

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  46. I like the art work, the simple yet perfect draywings, for children to look at and figure out!

    I'm so excited, I want to shout...(and win!)

    pumpkinlady430@yahoo.com

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  47. I like that kids can identify the poses with animals..makes it a lot more fun! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  48. I'm a GFC follower. tylerpants(at)gmail.com #1

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  49. I'm a GFC follower. tylerpants(at)gmail.com #2

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  50. I'm a feed subscriber. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  51. I'm a My First Yoga fan on Facebook (Lisa L). tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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