Kids’ Yoga: Utilising the Power of Storytelling

Storytelling in children’s books is a powerful and influential tool for positively contributing to the development of children aged 4 to 8 years.  It can help with cognitive development and language and comprehension skills It can stimulate imagination and creativity.  Storytelling fosters imaginative thinking, encouraging children to visualize and create their own worlds and scenarios. Problem-Solving Many stories present characters overcoming challenges, which can inspire children to think creatively about solving their own problems. Emotional Development Empathy Stories often feature relatable characters facing various emotions and situations, teaching children to understand and empathize with others. Emotional Regulation Reading about characters’ READ MORE

How Yoga Can Contribute to Self-Esteem and Self-Acceptance in Children

Yoga offers several benefits for children when it comes to self-esteem and learning to love themselves just as they are. These benefits are closely tied to the mindful and self-reflective aspects of yoga practice.  It’s important to note that the benefits of yoga for self-esteem and self-acceptance in children can be enhanced when combined with guided discussions, storytelling, and activities that encourage self-reflection and self-expression. Additionally, parental involvement and a supportive environment at home can reinforce the lessons learned in yoga classes.Here’s how yoga can contribute to self-esteem and self-acceptance in children. Body Awareness Yoga encourages children to become more READ MORE

Kids’ Yoga Books: The Benefits of Combining Movement and Stories

The benefits of combining movement and stories. There is expert information online, studies, and research that point to the positive effects of using movement with stories, especially when it comes to education and child development. It seems the following effects are possible from combining stories with movement (like yoga, of course, and yoga has a whole lot of other benefits for kids, too) Some studies are referenced at the end of this post. Enhanced Engagement and Attention Combining movement with stories increases engagement, especially in young children. Moving while listening to or reading a story helps maintain their attention and READ MORE