These books are great resources for parents and other adults who are interested in ways to promote exercise and healthy lifestyle habits with their children or the children they work with.

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

Baby Danced the Polka

Citation: Beaumont, K. (2004). Baby Danced the Polka. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers. Ages: 2-5 Grades: PreK Description: This ALA Notable Children's Book features one un-sleepy baby who wants to skip nap time to dance with animals at the farm.  Uses: Baby Danced the Polka could be used for a baby or toddler 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

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

Good Night Yoga: A Pose-by-Pose Bedtime Story

Citation: Gates, Mariam. (2015). Good Night Yoga: A Pose-by-Pose Bedtime Story.  Boulder, CO: Sounds True, Incorporated.  Ages: 4 - 9 Grades: PreK - 2 Description: Good Night Yoga: A Pose-by-Pose Bedtime Story is a progression of yoga poses meant to help children settle down before bed. The poses are explained in the context of a Read More

Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Toddlers and Preschoolers: 8-Minute Routines to Help Your Child Grow Smarter, Be Happier, and Behave Better

Citation: Garabedian, H. (2008). Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Toddlers and Preschoolers: 8-Minute Routines to Help Your Child Grow Smarter, Be Happier, and Behave Better (First Edition edition.). Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press.  Ages: Adults and toddlers Grades: n/a Description:  Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Toddlers and Preschoolers: 8-Minute Routines to Help Your Child Grow Smarter, Be Read More

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