Thursday, February 24, 2011
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):
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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!
To purchase copy of My First Yoga: Animal Poses visit the My First Yoga website!
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)!
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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.
Posted by Stephanie Grant at 9:06 PM