I read this aloud to elementary students in my yoga class, and they enjoyed it! I did a little preview of each pose with them first, so they would know how to do them.
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.
As always, I find the materials fun and engaging! Thank you for creating and sharing!
My students love these poses! The best part is seeing their balance improve week after week in tree pose . They like to show off to each other and then we name different trees that each student chooses to be during our TREES study. Thank you !
My 3 year old class is studying farms/fall/farm
animals. And we just started our daily yoga poses! What a perfect combination!!
Wonderful resources! Love how they incorporate poses into the thematic story in a very kid friendly way. I especially like the extra detail for those who are not familiar with yoga and the monthly focused breathing and the vinyasa to use! Very satisfied!
I'm so glad to have discovered Kids Yoga Stories products as I begin my journey as a new youth yoga instructor!
We use this for theatre warm ups. They pair nicely with animal themed stories we're acting out. The visuals are delightful and the instructions are clear and simple!
I planned to use this book for one day of a five day kids yoga camp I taught in June 2020, and I ended up theming my entire week around it. The kids (and I) learned about so animals native to Australia. We had fun reviewing the poses we had learned earlier in the week and then adding in new ones as the week progressed. Each child also did a personalized Australian animal alphabet flow for the letter of his/her name. Thank you!
This pack is great, it has a plan for the 8 weeks of summer. Each day with new themes and focus. It allows me to spend less time planning and gives me more time for me and the kids to actually DO the activities. With this current climate it’s brilliant. Thank you so much
I love this pack for introducing yoga in my 3 year old preschool. The posters are excellent little snippets and they love the story
Hi, totally loved the materials, beautiful and so easy for the children to follow. Just loved Helen Henderson
I have loved exploring the bug yoga with my children at work. Yoga has become a big part of our routine and the children are loving it
Absolutely loved this to do as a shared activity with children who I see for School based physical therapy on the Internet.
I teach third grade. I purchased the PE pack for our rainy days. It is a wonderful packet with so many options. I absolutely love this program. My students ask if we can do yoga as a brain break or a free choice option all the time. Thank you!! This is a fabulous program.
Tried this out with my classroom of 2 year olds and they loved it! The story was simple, but held their attention and while some of the poses seemed challenging at first, with some guidance they were able to get them. I loved how it drew their awarness to how their bodies move.
I've already had requests to read it again!