The Grateful Giraffe

Kids Yoga Stories

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Express your feelings through yoga poses for toddlers!

Join our six yoga kids from around the world as they learn about various animals and relate their behaviors to our feelings.

Be a caring koala, a cranky crocodile, or a curious cat. Visit countries around the world, learn about various animals, and talk about feelings!

This feelings yoga book for toddlers and preschoolers includes a list of kids yoga poses and a parent-teacher guide.

Ages 2+.

WINNER OF IPNE CHILDREN'S BOOK 2017

 

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Sherie L. (Center Ossipee, US)
Fabulous!!!

I am a special education teacher who works primarily with students who need academic support as well as sensory and/or emotional regulation accommodations. I have been using “Kids yoga Stories” posters that Giselle posts freely and have found that students in grades K-5 gravitate to the beautifully illustrated poses and regularly visit my room where the posters are displayed. Children eagerly practice the poses and then are ready to rejoin their classrooms. Because I have seen such success with these yoga cards and posters, I had to purchase books. I am so glad that I did! “The Grateful Giraffe” is not only a quality resource for introducing and furthering a student’s experience with the regulating effects of yoga poses, but it is truly a literary masterpiece. This story exposes children to alliteration with highly engaging text and beautiful illustrations. I am so excited about my purchase and look forward to adding more titles to my classroom.

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Andrea P. (Antofagasta, CL)

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Jesse S.
As someone who works in wellbeing and educati …

As someone who works in wellbeing and education with early childhood years books like this are really exciting and rare. A great deal of wellbeing related material is talk-based and doesn't get out of the head much. Unless our approaches to wellbeing include our bodies we're missing out on something important. The Grateful Giraffe is really engaging and fun with small children. Whole classes enjoy the quality illustration, the interesting animals and the movements that you can learn as you go. The Grateful Giraffe also helps enhance a child's emotional literacy which really helps them to communicate their experience which is important and hard to do when you're having hard-to-have feelings. That helps children to learn how to self-regulate and to grow in empathy together within a classroom. Great book!

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SUE L.
Another well-crafted adventure by Giselle Sha …

Another well-crafted adventure by Giselle Shardlow, this is a book about emotions that connects feelings, animals, and yoga all together. Through these beautiful illustrations by Valerie Bouthyette, young children learn to identify and validate various feelings, as they are introduced to animals from around the world. My favorite animal, being the “proud peacock.” As always, the connecting yoga poses are highlighted neatly in a circle close by. There is also a guide to each of the poses in the back of the book, along with a parent-teacher guide to maximize learning potential.


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Exploring Emotions in 10 Minutes a Day - Workbook
Frances R. (Salt Spring Island, CA)
Exploring Emotions in 10 Minutes a Day

he children like the materials, and respond to them well. They also love the stories. Myself, as always, I particularly appreciate the drawings. We have added to the emotion of feeling bad about yourself, because it is more common for the children I have worked with to be feeling bad for other reasons than low self esteem. Sometimes we feel really 'bad' (more like feeling ill - ‘sickened’ !!!) because we have done an awful thing, acting unthinkingly. Sso that we have hurt someone else's feelings or lost their trust in us.
We don't find it quite appropriate to encourage ourselves to feel good about ourselves in those circumstances - because our 'high' opinion of ourselves makes us feel disappointment in how we behaved. We want to hold ourselves to a higher standard than that.
In our language, we want to return to being our Better Self. We know we can! So "restorative justice" is what we want to DO. We want to feel better about ourselves, yes - but even more than that, we want to make up for what we did, we want to make the other person or people feel better, feel OK. We want to heal harm, restore trust, and have EVERYONE feeling better.
We love doing "restitution" - fixing what went a bit wrong back there.
We also have a song that we sing: "May we be filled with loving kindness, May all be well, May we be peaceful and at ease, May we be happy." That's the last verse - before that, we replace the "we" with “May you be - - -,” singing to the person we harmed in some way, then we sing to ourselves using "May I be - - -". This helps us feel not so bad about what we went and did back then, when we felt tired, impatient, frustrated, or simply mean-mindedly cross! - or any of the feelings you deal with so well. We need to be “understanding’ about ourselves and each other. We are growing to understand that feelings come unexpectedly, but feelings can change and be gone too.
[All this arises from me having previously used feelings I called "Mad, Bad, Sad or Glad" - for ease of them writing them! We used to check in on how much of each of those we're feeling right now, or had coursing through us when an incident occurred earlier in the day. I saw that feeling Bad is a strong feeling to deal with. They don't think it is low self esteem, So - more like high self esteem! They feel Bad that they have let themselves down, is what I'd describe it as.
Sorry my review is so LONG!

Exploring Emotions in 10 Minutes a Day

As an Elementary School Counselor, I have found this resource to be both useful and beneficial for the students I work with. I work in a Kindergarten- Grade 5 Elementary School, and I have found this resource to be helpful in small group work, as well as individual 1:1 counseling situations.
Thank you for creating this useful tool for children!

Kind Regards,
Mary Rennebohm
Clackamas River Elementary School
Estacada, Oregon

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Lilach C. (Germantown, US)
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I teach kids and youth yoga at schools and use the Kids Yoga Stories cards as visuals and for games. The Earth Day bundle was a great addition for our yoga sessions. The children engage and love the visual ideas, poses and add their own. We also use them to create a flow or start off conversations. Thanks Kids Yoga Stories!

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JILL A. (Reading, US)
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We really enjoy the new ideas and Themes all suited for this time of year and more. Practice progress fun.

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Rajni H. (Chicago, US)
Creative and innovative

I like Giselle yoga cards. They have so many different options to offer and my students enjoy all the themes. They enjoy being characters from the cards. The yoga poses are simple and come with explanatory descriptions.