Saturday, March 22, 2014

Good Night, Animal World: Adding Yoga to your bedtime routine

Bedtime for the kids can be something parents dread if they know it is going to be battle. I speak from experience. It took me a good while to find decent routine that would work even if we were on vacation or on the move. Still there are nights when I grow a grey hair or two. 
This is why I was excited to be offered the chance to review a very different type of bedtime story. 

Good Night, Animal World: A Kids Yoga Bedtime Story was written by Giselle Shardlow and includes 13 calming yoga poses that kids can do as you read the text aloud. On each page is a different animal from one of 6 parts of the world. A related yoga pose is demonstrated by one of 6 cute cartoon kids. The beautiful illustrations by Emily Gedzyk show the animals looking calm and sleepy. The simple text has kids saying goodnight to each fuzzy friend. 

I was initially concerned that having the kids balancing and stretching right before bed could get them all energized but I am happy to report I was wrong. The pictures and the poses gave them something to focus on and they have enjoyed adding it into their evening right after toothbrushing. What I also liked a lot was that the text makes it simple enough to hold a younger child's attention and the poses were suitable for all ages and strength. I would throughly recommend this book to Parents and Grandparent of preschool through 3rd grade. It is likely, however that younger or older siblings are going to have no issues with joining in the yoga fun.

To get a look at this creative book please take a look at the trailer

We were thrilled to be part of a blog tour hosted by Renee at Mother and Daughter Book Reviews. I received a digital copy of this title in return for an honest review. To see the review from all the bloggers participating you can visit the tour schedule here.

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