These books include recommendations and strategies for librarians, educators, and others who want to incorporate physical activity and health promotion into storytimes and children’s programming.

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

Cock-a-Doodle-Doo! Barnyard Hullabaloo

Citation: Andreae, G. (2004). Cock-a-Doodle-Doo! Barnyard Hullabaloo. Wilton, CT: Tiger Tales.  Ages: 5-6 Grades: PreK - 1st  Description:  In Cock-a-Doodle-Doo! Barnyard Hullabaloo bright images of animals on a farm are accompanied with rhyming text and descriptions of the actions being performed by each animal. Readers are invited to "gooble gobble" with a turkey or "skip skip" with 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

Yoga Bug: Simple Poses for Little Ones

Citation: Hinder, S. (2017). Yoga Bug: Poses for Little Ones. Boulder, CO: Sounds True. Ages: 2 - 4 Grades: PreK  Description:  Yoga Bug: Simple Poses for Little Ones guides children through ten yoga poses named after insects. The poses are demonstrated to the reader through illustrations of children and insects. Uses:  Yoga Bug: Simple Poses Read More

Dance

Citation: Van Fleet, M. (2017). Dance. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. Ages: 2 and up Grades: PreK - Up Description: In Dance, a baby chick learns how to dance from a friendly band of animals. The book includes jazzy rhymes such as "First thing Chickie Baby just wiggle your hips, and do Read More

I Love Yoga (Yoga for Kids)

Citation: Chryssicas, M. K. (2006). I Love Yoga (Yoga for Kids). London: Dorling Kindersley.  Ages: 8-12 Grade: K - 5 Description:  Chryssicas’ I Love Yoga (Yoga for Kids) introduces children to hatha yoga. The story follows several children and their teacher through a typical yoga class, covering topics such as clothing, breathing, different poses, and 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

Storytime Yoga: Teaching Yoga to Children Through Story

Citation: Solis, S. (2006). Storytime Yoga: Teaching Yoga to Children Through Story (Storytime Yoga). Boulder, Colo: The Mythic Yoga Studio. Ages: Activities: 3 and up; Book: Adults, teachers, and educators Grades: PreK and Up Description: Teaching Yoga to Children Through Story is a resource for librarians, teachers, and educators and others who want to incorporate yoga Read More

Good Night, Animal World: A Kids Yoga Bedtime Story

Citation: Shardlow, G. & Gedzyk, ,E. (2013). Good Night, Animal World: A Kids Yoga Bedtime Story. Boston: Kids Yoga Stories. Ages:  4 - 8 Grades: PreK - 1 Description: Shardlow’s Good Night Animal World is a bedtime story that use different animal - based yoga poses to help children wind-down and relax. Each pose is Read More

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