You know that a book is a hit when your child asks you to immediately read it again. There is also the sense of success when it also immediately turns itself into playtime. Today that book was You Are a Lion! And Other Fun Yoga Poses by Taeeun Yoo.
I picked up this book at the library because J had really enjoyed doing the poses in our copy of The ABC’s of Yoga for Kids. There was a period when she would do every pose over and over in alphabetical order. Her uncle is a big fan of yoga and she would manage to trip him up a bit since the order didn’t make sense from a yoga stand-point and some of the names were different, but she was having fun and doing yoga at the same time. This afternoon E and I read You are a Lion! and then spent a good 15 minutes pretending that we were butterflies flying and jumping around the room. It was great to practice the poses with her and made me think about how great it would be if there was a mommy and me yoga around here. (sorry for the not so great photos, still working on how to get these right)
The book is meant to introduce children to the joys of yoga by teaching them 7 fun poses – lion, butterfly, dog, snake (cobra), frog , cat and mountain.
This is great active picture book and a good way to have fun with your kid.