A few weeks ago, I was asked to try out a new kids yoga DVD from Playful Planet. I’ve done my fair share of yoga, and I do like it, so I thought, why not do it with the peas?!?
This DVD had two stories with yoga incorporated into them. They are around 20 minutes each, which is a great amount of time for little kiddies. One story is based on saving a beached whale and the second is about returning some baby condor eggs to their mama. They are both hosted by the same yoga expert. As he weaves his tale about the animals in need, he incorporates some of the basic yoga moves and encourages the kids to follow along. It is adorable. His “save the earth” mantra was very positive and my kids loved it. No equipment is needed, which is great, and it promotes a positive and healthy activity for kids.
Here we are getting ready to start, beginning with some stretches.
More moves. Most of the positions were “animal” based, so it really kept their attention.
Riding their bikes!!!
The last picture is, by far, the best……
Hannah (our youngest’) face is PRICELESS. She was really getting into her “sssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss”!
This DVD uses real yoga moves and equates them to different animals, which really helps to keep the kids engaged. The combination of storytelling and imaginary play is suitable for younger and older kids. My kids, aged 3, 5 and 7 really enjoyed making the animal poses and sounds, all while working out their little bodies and improving their concentration, focus and flexibility.
Upon completion of the workout, I asked my kiddies what they thought! Here are their honest reviews:
Abby (age 7): Favorite part? “the bear and the coyote!” How did it make you feel?: “Tired”
Jacob (age 5): Favorite part?: “surfboarding!” How did it make you feel?: “Super!”
Hannah (age 3): Favorite part?: “The doggy!” How did it make you feel?: “Happy!”
And there you have it! Want to make your kids feel super, happy and tire them out at the same time? This yoga DVD is for you! We will, for sure, be adding this DVD into our routine as a nice way to get out wiggles out and to take a healthy break away from the usual TV shows.