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Little Yoga: A Toddler's First Book of Yoga

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Yoga Baby spreads his arms out like a butterfly . . .
Yoga Baby wobbles like a little bird . . .
Yoga Baby says "time for rest—ahh, shh, shh"

A perfect introduction to yoga for toddlers

Here is a playful introduction to nine simple yoga exercises for young children. Toddlers will enjoy moving along with Yoga Baby as they follow the basic poses. Unlike most books on the subjec
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (first published July 7th 2005)
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This book is a great find for parents who are into yoga. Yoga comes naturally to toddlers as this first book of yoga shows. It is filled with colorful illustrations of nine different easy-to-learn poses. Illustrated "Yoga Babies" show each pose and the opposite page illustrates an animal that will help little ones remember the pose.

At the end of the book there are photos of real toddlers demonstrating the poses. The last page gives the actual “yoga” names plus a written “how-to”. This is a grea
Aug 14, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jeunesse
Ceux qui aiment lire tranquilles, bien calés au fond de leur canapé vont devoir se bouger. Ils n’ont pas le choix. Il faut enlever ses chaussures, déplier le tapis de gymnastique et c’est parti pour une séance de yoga adaptée aux tout-petits.

Ça a l’air tout bête comme ça, mais je vous garantis que les enfants adorent ça. Il font les mouvements avec une grande concentration. Cerise sur le gâteau, les positions proposées s’inspirent des animaux – encore un gage de succès auprès du jeune public. Je
Lynn Demsky
Dec 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children
I read this book sitting in a doctors office, waiting for my appointment --- and, found it to be a wonderful way to introduce fun exercises to little toddlers! The illustrations were cleverly done -- a fun book!
This is possibly the cutest yoga book I have ever seen. Perfect for toddlers who are doing yoga for the very first time. The modifications are just perfect for that age group. A great storytime book too. Illustrations are colorful and clear.
Christina Breen
Apr 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
As a qualified yoga & Montessori teacher, this is a ideal book to begin teaching yoga with toddlers, young children, or children/teens with added learning challenges.
Simply, clear instructions & illustrations. I use with Montessori pre-school children, & my 2.5 year old charge.
Oct 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: f-and-g
I loved this book because it made it easy for my toddler to follow along with some simple yoga poses. However, I haven't been able to find a sturdy edition of the book, which seems like a problem for a book that's going to be around physical activity! I wish there were a board book version. ...more
Carolyn Jeziorski
May 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was a fun read aloud during my zoom covid story times. The kids enjoyed trying the different poses, as did I.
Mar 21, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 1000-books
Book is nice and pictures are good, but I wish the author used imagery that is closer to the names of the yoga poses. For example, this book shows a kid standing with arms stretched out and text and imagery says the kid is waving his arms like a butterfly. Even though the author isn't calling the pose a butterfly pose I still find this really annoying because most people associate butterfly with a sitting pose with bent knees and soles of feet touching. Since we have other kid yoga books, it mak ...more
Mar 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Another great intro book to Yoga for little ones. Poses include; Flying Eagle, Forward Bend, Lion Breath, Cat, Downward Dog, Child's pose, Tree Balance, Squat, Savasana. ...more
Destiny Dawn Long
Shortly after my daughter began walking, she started getting into the "downward dog" position all the time. So we started commenting on it as her "doing yoga." And then we found this book at the library. Even for a parent who isn't especially into yoga, it's a great book for encouraging your toddler to move more. The colorful illustrations show a baby doing each pose and on the opposite page, an animal engaged in the same pose to help the child remember better. In addition to learning a few yoga ...more
Feb 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
Fun illustrations that are perfect for the busy toddler mind. This book is a great starter for toddler yoga with a full set of start up poses and parent suggestions in the back. I love that they focus on play rather than perfection. Parents can move along with their child or just let them flip through the book and imitate. The easy poses are a great way to start a busy parent/child day, or an awesome wind down in the afternoon. Best toddler yoga book I've seen so far. ...more
Hannah Jane
Feb 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
I've read a handful of toddler yoga books and this one is my favorite. I love how the illustrations are colorful, playful, and easy to mimic. My favorite illustration is the "wobbles like a little bird" pose. I also really like the animal noises given for each pose, the inclusion of the 'ha' breathing pose, and the information at the back of the book. ...more
Feb 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Simple yoga poses for toddlers based on animal movements. Each move is pictured in human and animal form and back matter includes tips for parents and caregivers as well as photos of real toddlers interpreting the moves. Recommended for toddlers/PreK.
Lisa Echols
Jun 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Great moves for babies!
Oct 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Love. My little toddlers love to do the activities in this book.
Oct 26, 2010 rated it really liked it
A fun simple introduction to yoga.
9 little simple yoga poses. Linnea LOVED this, got it down from the shelf on her own and would turn the pages and do the poses. FANTASTIC first introduction to Yoga.
Nov 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Taylor Kundel-Gower
Mar 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Great way to introduce little ones to yoga poses!
Feb 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Great yoga book for toddlers on up. Focuses on fun and child abilities, relating various poses to animals. My daughter loves to look at the pictures and try the poses.
May 12, 2014 rated it liked it
I like the combination of the simple text for kids with resources for adults (note, practice tips, photographs, and explanation of poses).
Jan 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Can't wait to try this. Focus is on trying gently, not perfection. ...more
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