ABCs of Yoga for Kids by Teresa Anne Power
Notes: Review copy provided by NetGalley.
Yoga, Spirituality, Children's
Print (32 pages, STAFFORD)
The ABCs of Yoga for Kids uses the alphabet, rhyming vignettes, and colorful illustrations to introduce children to yoga in a kid-friendly way. Each of the 56 different poses featured in the book delightfully promote flexibility, strength, and coordination while encouraging children to incorporate healthy activity into their daily lives. Yoga is a noncompetitive form of exercise, suitable for children (and adults) of all ages and athletic abilities. Any activity for young children is important because the nation, including our youth, is under siege by obesity, stress, and diseases like diabetes, which stem from poor diet and lack of exercise. Yoga for young kids will create good habits and a foundation for well-being. Children have a lot of fun learning new positions, new letters, and new ideas. This book will delight and bring joy to the early yoga practitioner. (Ages 8-12)
No pictures means not for us. (2 stars)
My daughter loved Good Morning Yoga so I thought perhaps she'd enjoy the ABC's of Yoga for Kids as well. Even though it's geared toward the 8-12 set and my child is only 6, I grew up with a yogi in the family so I know age really isn't a big deal. Alas, this book had no pictures to show the child what the pose should look like and that simply did not work for us.
Maybe... just maybe, if you have a child in the target age range who is already experienced in basics this would be a good choice. Otherwise, I say skip it.