Jody, a librarian technician & one of our fab Teacher Trainees, shares tips on reading aloud to make it come alive. Topics include picking the right books, intonation, expression, volume, asking questions and more. Includes tons of book recommendations for your kids yoga classes.
Reading in kids yoga classes improves understanding and increases literacy skills as children embody the stories.
To Learn More about Yoga 4 Literacy
- Yoga 4 Literacy webinar series (online)
- Yoga for Preschoolers and Special Needs weekend workshop (in person)
- Donna Freeman, founder Yoga In My School, is available for PD workshops on this topic – email firstname.lastname@example.org
The benefits of yoga and mindfulness are far reaching. More than improving flexibility and strength, yoga and mindfulness impact the social, emotional, mental and physical health of everyone who practices. So give it a try. Get on your mat, take a deep breath, and take advantage of the many benefits of yoga and mindfulness.
Yoga 4 Classrooms compiles a RESEARCH REPOSITORY – a FREE compilation of peer reviewed published studies and research review articles regarding yoga and mindfulness for youth.
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Want to bring yoga to your school? Don’t know where to start? Join us to learn best practices for a safe, effective school based yoga program.
We chat with Jennifer Cohen Harper, one of the editors of the newly published Best Practices for Yoga in Schools.
Based on the collective wisdom and experience of 23 contributors this guide supports all who desire to help students thrive.
Original Air Date: December 8, 2015
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Want to bring calm & focus to your classroom?
Get the low-down on all the happenings at the Yoga in the Schools Symposium. Join host Donna Freeman, founder Yoga In My School & Kids Yoga Academy and guest co-host Karma Carpenter, founder K-12 Yoga (IASYM), as we chat live with delegates at Kripalu during the 1st ever Yoga in the Schools Symposium.
Anne Buckley-Reen of Get Ready to Learn and Lousie Goldberg of Relaxation Now share their insights on the Yoga in Schools movement, the energy of gathering with leaders in the field of Yoga and Mindfulness for Youth, and what’s next for yoga in schools.
Original Broadcast: April 24, 2014
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What a week! Over 1000 people came through the Mandala Magic site activity over the 5 days of the International Children’s Festival. We used 45 gallons of rice to create hundreds of colorful mandalas.
Many teachers and parents asked how the rice was colored to achieve the bright, vibrant colors. Here is the recipe I used – the secret ingredient is hand sanitizer.
- 8 cups rice
- 1/2 bottle food coloring (less for lighter color)
- 4 Tbsp hand sanitizer
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Spread in rimmed cookie sheet to dry (approx 30-45 mins).