Recommended Reading & Sites

Yoga for Children: 200+ Yoga Poses, Breathing Exercises, and Meditations for Healthier, Happier, More Resilient Children

by Lisa Flynn

Help your kids de-stress and get healthy!

Yoga for Children will encourage your child to learn about yoga with an attentive, at-home instructor–you! Even if you are new to the practice, author, mom, and children’s yoga expert Lisa Flynn will guide you and your child through more than 200 yoga poses, meditations, and activities that are suitable for children between the ages of two and twelve. Complete with full-color photographs, instructional scripts, and pose modifications, Yoga for Children will help build your child’s confidence, self-awareness, and focus while strengthening your connection–one yoga session at a time.

Little Flower Yoga for Kids: A Yoga and Mindfulness Program to Help Your Child Improve Attention and Emotional Balance

by Jennifer Cohen Harper (Author), Daniel J. Siegel (Foreword)

Wouldn’t it be great if your child could exercise, have fun, and build concentration skills all at the same time?

In 2006, the Little Flower Yoga program was developed by teacher and certified yoga instructor Jennifer Cohen Harper, when her successful use of yoga in her kindergarten classroom led to requests by other students, teachers, and administrators for yoga programs of their own. Harper slowly began to teach more and more yoga classes, and eventually recruited other yoga teachers with education backgrounds to continue growing what had become a flourishing program.

Sitting Still Like a Frog: Mindfulness Exercises for Kids (and Their Parents)

by Eline Snel (Author), Jon Kabat-Zinn (Foreword)

This introduction to mindfulness meditation for children and their parents includes practices that can help children calm down, become more focused, fall asleep more easily, alleviate worry, manage anger, and generally become more patient and aware.

The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind

by Daniel J. Siegel (Author), Tina Payne Bryson (Author)

In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the bestselling Mindsight, and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson offer a revolutionary approach to child rearing with twelve key strategies that foster healthy brain development, leading to calmer, happier children. The authors explain—and make accessible—the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures. The “upstairs brain,” which makes decisions and balances emotions, is under construction until the mid-twenties. And especially in young children, the right brain and its emotions tend to rule over the logic of the left brain. No wonder kids throw tantrums, fight, or sulk in silence. By applying these discoveries to everyday parenting, you can turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to integrate your child’s brain and foster vital growth.

ChildLight Blog – The online resource for yoga for kids! Teacher tips, trainings, kids yoga product reviews, yoga in schools and classrooms, yoga and parenting, and children’s yoga community sharing.

Welcome to the ChildLight Yoga Blog – The Kids Yoga Resource. Info on yoga for kids, teaching yoga to kids, kids yoga product reviews, yoga in schools and classrooms, yoga and parenting, and much more. Join our community!

www.thekidsyogasource.com

Yoga 4 Classrooms®

Yoga 4 Classrooms is an evidence-based yoga and mindfulness program for school that promotes social, emotional and physical wellness, learning readiness and positive school climate. By providing training and resources to support sustainable, school implementation, we empower schools to meet improvement goals while preparing students for a lifetime of success.

www.yoga4classrooms.com

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