These books are ideal for youth and adults who are differently-abled. The concepts and movements presented within can be easily modified for engaging, age and skill appropriate programs featuring movement.

Yoga for Teens

Citation: Schenk, S. (2016). Yoga for Teens. Twin Lakes, Wisconsin: Lotus Press. Ages: 13 - 17 Grades: 8 - 12 Description: Yoga for Teens is a great resource for intermediate and high school-aged teens to learn different yoga exercises, meditation techniques, and breathing exercises. Each chapter in the book focuses ways yoga may be used to cope Read More

Just Breathe: Meditation, Mindfulness, Movement, and More

Citation: Chopra, Mallika. (2018). Just breathe: meditation, mindfulness, movement, and more. Philadelphia: RP Kids. Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3 - 7 Description: Just Breathe is a great guide for young adults to use for meditation, yoga, movement, and other mindfulness exercises. This book is full of exercises for beginners and more experienced youth looking for advice on Read More

Toddler Play (Gymboree)

Citation: Masi, Wendy. (2001). Toddler Play (Gymboree). New York, NY: Creative Publishing International. Ages: Adults and their toddlers Grades: n/a Description: Toddler Play (Gymboree) is a book for parents and other adults who are interested in incorporating fun activities for quality play time. The book covers age-appropriate playtime activities, including active physical games for strengthening growing muscles.  Read More

Dinosaur Dance!

Citation: Boynton, S. (2016). Dinosaur Dance! New York, NY: Little Simon Books. Ages: 1 - 6 Grades: PreSchool - 2nd Description: Dinosaur Dance! encourages readers to dance along with prehistoric creatures in this interactive, fun board book. Uses: This board book can be used by parents or teachers to promote physical activity among young readers. Readers can mimic Read More

Shake My Sillies Out

Citation: Raffi. (1987). Shake My Sillies Out. New York, NY: Crown Publishers. Ages: 3 months - 3 Grades: PreK Description: In Shake My Sillies Out, animals and campers in woods at Camp Mariposa are struck by the urge to shake, clap, jump, waggle, and eventually go to sleep. Uses: This book can be used by parents and Read More

I Got the Rhythm

Citation: Schofield-Morrison, C. (2014). I Got the Rhythm. New York: Bloomsbury.  Ages: 0 - 8 Grades: PreK - 2nd Description: In I Got the Rhythm, a young girl and her mother go for a walk in a park in their vibrant, urban community. As they walk, the girl notices the rhythm of everything around her. She Read More

You Are a Lion!: And Other Fun Yoga Poses

Citation: Yoo, T. (2012). You Are a Lion!: And Other Fun Yoga Poses. New York, NY: Nancy Paulsen Books. Ages: 2 - 7 Grades: PreK - 2 Description: Yoo’s You Are a Lion!: And Other Fun Yoga Poses introduces young children to yoga by inviting them to mimic the actions of different animals.   The book Read More

Little Yoga: A Toddler’s First Book of Yoga

Citation: Whitford, R., & Selway, M. (2005). Little Yoga: A Toddler’s First Book of Yoga. New York: Henry Holt and Co. Ages: 0-4 Grades: PreSchool Description: Little Yoga: A Toddler’s First Book of Yoga, is an illustrated guide to simple yoga poses for young children. The book pairs drawings of children doing different poses with Read More

How Can You Dance?

Citation: Walton, R., & López-Escrivá, A. (2001). How Can You Dance? New York: Putnam’s. Ages: 0 - 8 Grades: PreSchool - 3 Description:  With rhyming text, How Can You Dance? asks children how they move and dance, and then compares it to the movement of an animal. For example, the book asks “How can you Read More

Swing!: / A Scanimation Picture Book

Citation: Seder, R. B. (2008b). Swing!: A Scanimation Picture Book. New York: Workman Pub. Ages: 0-8 Grades: Babies - Kindergarten Description: Seder’s follow up book to the previously mentioned Gallop! focuses on children in motion. Swing!  asks readers if they can perform a variety of sports-themed activities, such as: running, kicking a ball,  and swinging Read More

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