Use yoga to help teach the alphabet and reading. The companion to the Learn With Yoga series. This book helps teach ABCs and yoga poses. There is a coloring page with associated yoga pose for each letter of the alphabet. Each pose corresponds to the pose from the Learn With Yoga: ABC Yoga Cards for Kids. Research shows that learning is significantly enhanced when movement is a part of the activity. Movement engages the senses and stimulates brain activity. The more the senses are engaged, the more learning occurs, and the information learned is better retained. Since yoga engages the body in the broadest range of movements, it is one of the most ideal disciplines to affect productive learning. As an individualistic and non-competitive exercise, yoga, unlike many other games and sports for children, allows all individuals the opportunity to participate. Soft cover. 32 pages. Ages 3 and up.
Participation in yoga has a variety of benefits for children including:
- Builds confidence and self-esteem
- Increases physical flexibility (required by all sports)
- Raises awareness of the importance of good health and posture
- Promotes effective techniques (such as breathing) for managing stress