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.

The Busy Body Book: A Kid’s Guide to Fitness

Citation: Rockwell, L. (2004). The Busy Body Book: A Kid’s Guide to Fitness. New York: Crown Publishers. Ages: 5 - 9 Grades: PreK - 3 Description: The Busy Body Book is a guide to healthy living and physical activity for children. The book depicts children doing various physical exercises and activities such as running, dancing, Read More

The Yoga Zoo Adventure: Animal Poses and Games for Little Kids

Citation: Purperhart, H. (2008). The Yoga Zoo Adventure: Animal Poses and Games for Little Kids (1 edition.). Alameda, CA: Hunter House. Ages: Activities: 4 and up; Book: Grades 12 and up Grades: PreK and up Description: The Yoga Zoo Adventure: Animal Poses and Games for Little Kids is an educator resource for teachers, librarians, and Read More

The ABCs of Yoga for Kids

Citation: Power, T. (2009). The ABCs of Yoga for Kids (1st edition edition.). Pacific Palisades, CA: Stafford House. Ages: 5 and up Grades: Kindergarten and Up Description: The ABCs of Yoga for Kids uses the alphabet and rhymes to teach children different yoga poses. The book teachers children fifty-six different poses that encourage flexibility and Read More

A Yoga Parade of Animals: A First Fun Picture of Yoga

Citation: Mainland, P. E., & Perry, C. (1998). A yoga parade of animals: a first fun picture book of yoga. Shaftesbury: Element Children’s Books.  Ages: 4 - 9 Grades: PreK - 5 Description:  A Yoga Parade of Animals teaches children different yoga poses, named after animals. The book includes pictures of the animal, and then Read More

Peaceful Piggy Meditation

Citation: Maclean, K. L. (2004). Peaceful Piggy Meditation (1 edition.). Morton Grove, Ill: Albert Whitman & Company. Ages: 4-9; teens and adults who are differently abled - with adjustments. Grades: PreK - Grade 3 Description:  Peaceful Piggy Meditation is Maclean’s straightforward lesson to young children about the benefits of meditation for their emotional, mental, and Read More

Fly Like a Butterfly: Yoga for Children

Citation: Khalsa, Shakta Kaur. (1998). Fly Like a Butterfly: Yoga for Children.  Portland, Or: Rudra Press.  Ages: 4 - 10 Grades: PreK - 4 Description: Fly Like a Butterfly: Yoga for Children is an instructional yoga book for children and the adults who are are interested in teaching children yoga for health benefits. Khalsa includes Read More

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