Little Yoga: A Toddler's First Book of Yoga

Overview

Yoga Baby spreads his arms out like a butterfly . . .

Yoga Baby wobbles like a little bird . . .

Yoga Baby says “time for rest—ahh, shh, shh”

A perfect introduction to yoga for toddlers

Here is a playful introduction to nine simple yoga exercises for young children. Toddlers will enjoy moving along with Yoga Baby as they follow the basic poses. Unlike most books on the ...

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Overview

Yoga Baby spreads his arms out like a butterfly . . .

Yoga Baby wobbles like a little bird . . .

Yoga Baby says “time for rest—ahh, shh, shh”

A perfect introduction to yoga for toddlers

Here is a playful introduction to nine simple yoga exercises for young children. Toddlers will enjoy moving along with Yoga Baby as they follow the basic poses. Unlike most books on the subject, Yoga Baby is aimed directly at preschoolers. This interactive picture book also includes helpful information for parents and educators. Fun, accessible, and colorful—it’s a great way for little ones to discover yoga.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
For those who wish to encourage flexibility in their youngsters, the paper-over-board Little Yoga: A Toddler's First Book of Yoga by Rebecca Whitford, illus. by Martina Selway, teaches basic poses in ways that even the youngest practitioners can comprehend. For "Yoga baby-stretches her back like a cat," for instance, a child demonstrates the pose on the left, while a cat exhibits its natural stretch on the right. Tips for caregivers and photos of children in the poses round out this helpful resource. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
With each passing season, yoga books seem to be geared for younger and younger audiences. Here is one for toddlers. In each spread, a "yoga baby" leads the way, demonstrating poses from butterfly through a final "zzz" relaxation. The child in the picture "spreads his arms like a butterfly (flutter flutter)," "stretches her back like a cat (meow meow)," and so on. Varied images of young children of pre-school age accompany the simple text. Each spread also shows the animal corresponding to the name of the pose. A note informs adult readers that the book contains a balanced yoga sequence, and urges parents and caregivers to attend to particular children's needs and challenges in combining animal role-play with relaxation. Simple practice tips follow, consisting mostly of common sense directions, such as practicing with bare feet on a non-slip surface, and not placing weight on the head. Other useful back matter includes a spread of photographs of the positions in the book, captioned with both the invented child-friendly names used in the text and more traditional translations of Sanskrit asana names. All are accurate except the Savasana, or corpse position, which appeases the squeamish sensibilities of American children's publishing by substituting the euphemism "rest" for this pose's name. A final page provides brief explanations of each pose. A charming book that offers a simple introduction to a popular meditative practice. 2005, Henry Holt, Ages 2 to 4.
—Uma Krishnaswami
School Library Journal
PreS-Toddlers can move along with the playful illustrations and simple poses introduced in this book. Each colorful spread shows a child in a yoga pose on one side, while the opposing page pictures the animal the position is supposed to reflect. For example, the first spread shows, "Yoga Baby" in the flying eagle pose, and the facing page reads, "spreads his arms like a butterfly." While a butterfly is depicted rather than an eagle, the idea is conveyed and the other poses are fairly straightforward. Youngsters are shown hanging down like a monkey (forward bend), breathing like a lion (lion breath), etc. The brightly hued backgrounds of blue, pink, purple, and yellow, combined with the large cartoon artwork, are pleasing to the eye. A note to adults offers some practice tips, and there is also a brief explanation of the poses. Yoga is all the rage, and this picture book will be popular where books on the topic are in demand.-DeAnn Tabuchi, San Anselmo Public Library, CA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805078794
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
  • Publication date: 9/1/2005
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 28
  • Sales rank: 141,423
  • Age range: 1 - 4 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.21 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.33 (d)

Meet the Author

Rebecca Whitford and Martina Selway have each published a number of successful books for children in their native England and abroad.

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