Monday, April 21, 2014

ABCs of Yoga for Kids Easter Coloring Contest Runner-Up

Congratulations to Kiefer Ramazzina for being the runner-up in The ABCs of Yoga for Kids Easter Coloring Contest!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Arbor Day Activities for Kids

Arbor Day is Friday, April 25th, and there are many fun ways to get kids involved in this special day which celebrates the importance of trees:
  • Plant a tree with your family
  • Read a book about trees, and then try to identify the trees in your yard or neighborhood
  • Count the rings on a tree stump
  • Visit a local park or take a nature hike
  • Learn about the history of Arbor Day by going to your local library
  • Make leaf prints by collecting leaves and then painting them with tempera paint
  • Create a dish using spices and other foods that are produced by trees. For example, the spice nutmeg is derived from the nutmeg tree
  • Write a letter to community tree planters thanking them for their dedication and hard work
  • Incorporate Arbor Day into a physical activity. Try the Tree yoga posture.
Make a commitment to stewardship this Arbor Day, as you teach children how to respect and nurture the importance of trees in their lives.
    


Earth Day Yoga for Kids

Earth Day is an annual event which is celebrated on April 22nd. Our children are the future, and Earth Day is an opportunity to teach them about valuing nature and wildlife.

There are many fun yoga poses kids can try to celebrate Earth Day.  One activity kids can do is plant a tree and then practice the Tree posture and color the Tree coloring page below.


Saturday, April 19, 2014

Easter Yoga Coloring Contest 2014

Congratulations to Drew Cuffia for winning The ABCs of Yoga for Kids Easter Coloring Contest!


Monday, April 14, 2014

The Top 10 Benefits of Yoga for Kids

  1. Develops discipline
  2. Builds balance and flexibility
  3. Promotes calmness and eases stress
  4. Helps with other sports
  5. Enhances school performance through better focus and concentration
  6. Strengthens both fine and gross motor coordination
  7. Tones internal glands and organs
  8.  Heightens body awareness and self-control
  9. Aides cognitive functions of sequencing and memory
  10. Creates healthy habits for life.
Learn More About Yoga for Kids with This Informative Video:





Thursday, April 10, 2014

Only 1 week left to get your entries in for The ABCs of Yoga for Kids Easter Coloring Contest!


Simply print out the Rabbit Yoga Coloring Page below, color it, and mail your entry to :

     The ABCs of Yoga for Kids Easter Coloring Contest
     Attn: Teresa Power
     P.O. Box 291
     Pacific Palisades, CA. 90272

Make sure and write your child's name, age, and parent e-mail address.

The DEADLINE for entries is Friday, April 18th, and the winner will receive a copy of The ABCs of Yoga for Kids Coloring Book and will be featured at abcyogaforkids.com.

Good luck!

Easter Yoga for Kids

Saturday, April 5, 2014

National Kite Month

April is National Kite Month, so why not celebrate with the Kite yoga posture. This pose strengthens every muscle in the body's core, especially the abdomen.  It also increases the flexibility of the spine.

Illustration by Kathleen Rietz

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Yoga for Kids Easter Video


Submit your kids yoga photos to The ABCs of Yoga for Kids


For a limited time, you can submit your pictures of  kids doing yoga poses from The ABCS of Yoga for Kids, and your photos  will not only  be included in The ABCs of Yoga for Kids Gallery  but you will also receive the following FREE GIFTS
 
  • a  copy of The ABCs of Yoga for Kids Newsletter Compilation which contains 6 months worth of illustrated yoga poses for kids
                     and
  • a  copy of 15 Tips to Teach Yoga to Kids 
Submit your photos to teresa@abcyogaforkids.com.  Once I receive them, they will be included in the ABCs of Yoga for Kids Gallery and you will receive a link to receive your free bonus gifts.