Preschoolers: Yoga

For more information on how I plan and prepare my preschool storytimes, check out this introduction post. I starred the materials used in the plan; multiple stars indicate use for more than one class.

The Plan

Books

ABC Yoga by Christine Engel**
Good Morning Yoga by Mariam Gates*
A Morning With Grandpa by Sylvia Liu*

Theme Extension Activities

Featured CD: Storytime Singalong**

Featured Track: #6 I Am a Yoga Song

Letter of the Day: Y**

Repeating Extension Activities

  • Five Little Monkeys Swinging in the Tree**
  • Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes
  • Icky Sticky Bubble Gum*
  • Movement Cube

How It Went

Monday morning
I’ve been waiting SO LONG to do this theme and I was so excited to be up and moving with the kids. As previously talked about on the blog, I taught yoga in college but do not have an official certification. AHHHH, THIS DAY THOUGH, SO GOOD. The kids absolutely loved being up and moving throughout storytime. I could feel the room getting calmer as we held each pose for five breaths. It was absolutely a joy and I highly recommend it.

Tuesday morning
This group was excited for yoga, but a little bit unfocused at first. I had trouble getting the kids to give each other enough space (which was weird because this group meets in our larger meeting room with more than enough room to spread out) and finally had each friend choose a square on the carpet pattern. But once we started, yoga + kids did come together finally! All of the books worked well in both classes because we were up and moving. My favorite was Good Morning, Yoga.

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