Ages: 0 – 4
Grades: Babies – PreKindergarten
Description: Sleepy Little Yoga presents a yoga sequence meant to help toddlers relax before a nap or bedtime. The story follows Yoga Babies as they do yoga poses meant to mimic various nighttime animals, such as bats, owls, and foxes. The book includes pictures of children in the different poses, as well as tips for yoga practice and explanations of each pose.
Uses: Sleepy Little Yoga can be used during toddler storytime as a way to get children to settle down. Librarians can read the story, and then encourage adults/caregivers to help children do the different motions along with yoga baby. Sleepy Little Yoga is certainly best used in a toddler storytime program where adults/guardians interact with the toddlers. The book can also be used in displays and recommended to parents who are looking for active ways to settle their child down when it is time to rest.
Oliver, S. (2007). Sleepy Little Yoga: A Toddler’s Sleepy Book of Yoga. School Library Journal, 53(3), 202.
Talen, N. (2007). Little Yoga and Sleepy Little Yoga. Ascent Magazine, 35, 62-63.
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