Citation: Davies, A., & Dormand, M. (2012). My first yoga: jungle story. [United States]: My First Yoga. Jungle Story

Ages: 3 – 9; Also ideal for differently-able older youth, teens, and adults.

Grades: PreK – 2

Description:  My First Yoga: Jungle Story invites readers to join the main character in a search through the jungle for a monkey. In the search, readers are invited to pose and act like different animals they encounter. The book features simple, large text and colorful images. The text also features an introduction to the story, and yoga by the author.

Uses: The large, simple text and images of this story make it a natural for an interactive storytime for children and differently-abled adults and youth.  Participants are invited to go on the quest with the protagonist, which automatically connects them to the story. Librarians/teachers can lead storytime goers through the movements, while they read the book. For an even more interactive reading, librarians can lead the group (if it is smaller) through the library, using stuffed animals or animal pictures for each phase of the journey.  This book could be used in a storytime about yoga, being active, being spy, or about jungle animals.

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Tags: yoga, differently-abled, jungle, animals