What I See, I Can Be: A Guided Yoga Flow For Children
by Janet Williams
||Light Connections Press
||September 1, 2009
An easy to use yoga book to promote fitness and fun for the whole family!
Childrens Yoga Books
"What I See, I Can Be: A Guided Yoga Flow For Children" is an easy to use yoga book. Parents, teachers, grandparents, youth leaders and yoga enthusiasts will enjoy keeping their children healthy and happy using the "What I See, I Can Be" book and CD. This 32 page picture book is the perfect 20 minute workout for the whole family to enjoy.
Perfect for teachers doing DPA (Daily Physical Activity) in the classroom and for Phys Ed teachers in the gym. The Teacher's Resource Materials Manual is 73 pages long and assists teachers in learning how to "Expand the book into the rest of the curriculum" and provides "Black Line Masters" and more.
Children and adults can do the exercises together by reading the book. The book and CD make an excellent literacy tool, as children can listen to the CD and follow along by themselves with the book.
Children delight in the illustrations and engaging their imaginations and they identify with the children in the book teaching them the yoga moves!
Parents and teachers delight in seeing their children staying active and fit and doing it joyfully!
The book is printed on FSC Certified Environmentally Friendly Paper and is targeted at children ages 3-9.
To learn more and to order:
www.ChildrensYogaBooks.com or www.LightConnectionsPress.com
What I See, I Can Be. I see a Bridge. I can be a Drawbridge, lifting up to let ships go by.
I lie on my back and I place my feet on the ground. I bring my feet close to my bottom and my knees point to the sky. A ship is ready to leave the harbour and head out to sea. I put my hand on my back and lift my tummy high into the air. I breathe as the ship slowly sails under the bridge. I am a Bridge. When the ship is through, I slowly lower the Drawbridge by bringing my back flat onto the ground.
Kids Guided Yoga Flow - by Donna Freeman of Yoga In My School
Janet William’s book What I See, I Can Be is a lovely guided yoga flow for children. The book is beautiful with engaging colour illustrations of each object and two sweet children, one boy and one girl, doing the corresponding pose. Some of the poses included are mountain, tree, triangle (kite), cat, cobra, child’s (mouse), bow, and seated forward bend (oyster). The yoga flow itself is well thought out and child appropriate, with step-by-instructions that are easy to follow.
Williams has done a lovely job of engaging children’s imaginations with her vivid descriptions. I especially like Bridge pose (drawbridge).
I fully appreciated the included audio CD as it enabled my five year old to follow along independently doing the poses with the book at the front of her yoga mat. When asked which pose was her favourite, she answered, “The lying down one” referring to the Meadow page where the children are lead through an active progressive muscle relaxation while in Corpse pose. I think this age is ideal for the book and they will enjoy the calming music while being able to do yoga all by themselves. The book is aimed at children 3-9 years old.
The series of supporting materials is one of the great things about this book. A colouring and activity book, poster of poses, and teacher resource materials help round out this resource for teachers, parents, day-care providers or health professionals who may not have a back ground in yoga but want children to enjoy its many benefits.
Williams firmly believes in promoting healthy and active children. This book is a wonderful way in which to do exactly that.
Yoga Journal Magazine - October 2010
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