Ages: Activities: 4 and up; Book: Grades 12 and up
Grades: PreK and up
Description: The Yoga Zoo Adventure: Animal Poses and Games for Little Kids is an educator resource for teachers, librarians, and any who work with young children. The book contains guidelines for parents and teachers on how to teach children yoga, and how to work with a group. The majority of the book is dedicated to games based upon different animals children would see at the zoo, such as giraffes, zebras, and elephants. The book also details which size group the activity would work best with: a large group, small group, or pair.
Uses: The Yoga Zoo Adventure is a wonderful resource for teachers and librarians who want to incorporate more movement into their storytimes. Librarians/teachers could take games out of the book and create a whole program on movement based upon the concept of the zoo visit. Individual games can also be used and adapted for different storytimes or programs, especially in the place of traditional fingerplays and action rhymes.
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Tags: yoga, animals, exercise, games