Fit Bottomed Mamas: Active Learning With ABC Yoga Cards Review of ABC Yoga Cards for KidsAfter my discussion earlier this week of crazy-swinging-baby yoga, I thought I’d share a more sane approach to kids’ yoga! I received the Learn With Yoga ABC Yoga Cards for Kids to check out, and I must say, I loved this approach to beginner yoga (for kids and beginner adults alike!).

Designed for kids ages 2 and up, the brightly colored cards combine yoga poses with age-appropriate learning. The cards show a pose for each letter of the alphabet and include verbal cues telling parents how to help the young yogi strike the pose. The cards also include questions related to each pose to teach kids about letters, syllables, rhyming, parts of the body, categorization, spatial concepts and definitions of words related to the pose.

Although my little one is still too young for these cards, I can’t wait to try them out with her as a fun activity later. The cards help kiddos get active and learn about yoga, while the questions and discussionsprevent yoga from being boring for kids by engaging them in the learning process. (What kid wants to stay in a pose for very long and concentrate on breathing?) Plus, there are so many questions included for each letter that you could ask just a few about each pose and go through the entire alphabet numerous times before repeating any. Some of the questions will even test your adult brain—seriously, what rhymes with archer? (Marcher?) And while there are many standard yoga poses like cat-cow and down dog, there are others that are just goofy and fun, like Pizza Pie and Windshield Wiper Legs, and a parent’s favorite letter Q—for Quiet. —Erin

Originally posed on Fit Bottomed Gear Guide: Yoga Cards for Kids

By Su Reid-St. John

Brie and a fresh baguette. A picnic blanket and a starry night. Some things are just better in pairs, right? Here’s another: learning to read and yoga. It’s true. Research suggests that kids’ brains actually latch onto information better when they’re moving—and that’s the impetus behind the terrific Learn-With-Yoga ABC Yoga Cards for Kids.

Here’s the deal: There are 26 pairs of cards (a pair for each letter). Each pair has one card for the child and one for the grown-up. The kid cards are really eye-catching,. . . read the rest of the review by clicking here.

Product of the Year!

We are pleases to announce that the Learn With Yoga: ABC Yoga Cards were recently selected by Creative Child Magazine as the 2010 Educational Product of the Year in the Learning and Movement Category.

The ABC Yoga Cards are innovative combination of yoga postures and language development activities written specifically for preschool to early elementary aged children. The cards combine the movement of yoga with pre-literacy and language development activities.

Namaste! Yoga for toddlers!

Review of the Learn With Yoga: ABC Yoga Cards for Kids

The Edmonton Sun’s Cary Castagna review of Learn With Yoga: ABC Yoga Cards for Kids

Omm … OMG!

It turns out that my toddler daughter likes yoga. Loves it, even.

And with her innate flexibility, she’s much better at it than her dear ol’ Daddy – who has discovered his range of motion is severely lacking. Sigh.

Today we tried “Learn With Yoga ABC Yoga Cards for Kids” (for ages two and up) and absolutely had a blast.

The deck of 52 colourfully illustrated index cards – we actually only got to “N” (neck stretches) before her toddler attention span lost interest – provided some serious father-daughter bonding.

I’m sure we’ll continue at “O” (ocean breath) later. I need to mentally prepare myself for “W” (windshield wiper legs) and “Z” (zig zag). And I may have to double up on “Y” (yogic sleep) when we’re finished the deck.  Click here to read the rest of the article . . .