Review & Giveaway: Audrey’s Journey Round and Round Yoga by Kerry Wekelo

Enjoy kids yoga to the beat of Wheels on the Bus!

You know all kids know & love the song “Wheels on the Bus”….. now you can incorporate that fun song into your kids yoga classes by using this new book from Kerry Wekelo at All is Awesome 🙂 The book includes illustrations for 8 yoga poses/activities. This book is perfect for a short kids yoga class or could easily be extended by incorporating drumming and/or pretending to take a bus ride and doing poses for things you might see along the way. I love the clear illustrations of simple yoga poses that even those without prior yoga experience will be able to do. The repeated line “all through yoga class” is a great opportunity for kids to be able to predict & fill in that portion as an adult reads. They also offer a great opportunity for kids who are non-verbal or minimally-verbal to participate by recording the repeated line into a single message voice output communication aide (VOCA) or other augmentative communication device.

A sneek-peek inside the book:

   

Book Description

Audrey has a love for music and creating rhymes on her drum. When Audrey plays her drum she is filled with love and happiness. Lessons of life come to her through a magical rainbow as she plays her drum. For Round and Round Yoga, Audrey has the inspiration to have a fun yoga class. Audrey takes us through the class using the rhythm of the classical song – Wheels on the Bus.
ISBN: 978-1-46859-645-8
Published: 5/15/2012
Format: Saddle Stitch Softcover
Size: 8.5 x 8.5
See a video preview on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgSfEqh2meE

Price at the time of this post: $15.99. Available for purchase on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Audreys-Journey-Round-Yoga/dp/1468596454 and AuthorHouse: http://bookstore.authorhouse.com/Products/SKU-000554391/Audreys-Journey.aspx

The Grand Prize Package will also include this cool purple All is Awesome tank in your choice of size (S, M, L, XL). Tanks are available for order on the author’s website listed above.

   

Want to extend the theme?  The following books would be perfect to pair with this to entend the theme for a longer kids yoga class: 

The Wheels on the Bus by Jane Cabrera: http://www.amazon.com/Wheels-Bus-Jane-Cabrera/dp/0823423506

The Seals on the Bus by Lenny Hort: http://www.amazon.com/The-Seals-Bus-Owlet-Book/dp/0805072632

The Wheels on the Bus: A Read-Along Sing-Along Trip to the Zoo Words by Jeanne Willis: http://www.amazon.com/The-Wheels-Bus-Read-along-Sing-along/dp/0764164910

 

Disclaimer: I received a free sample of this product to facilitate my review.  Opinions expressed are my own.

How to enter the giveaway:

  1. Enter via the “Giveaways” tab on the OMazing Kids FB page (http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga?v=app_197602066931325) & mention how you would be using this book with your child or the children you work with. Must also indicate the size of All is Awesome purple tank you would want if you win the Grand Prize Package (tank sizes: S, M, L, XL). Details count in determining the Grand Prize Package winner. (comments must be in English; must include full first & last name; 1 entry per Facebook account).
  2. For one additional entry, leave a comment on this blog post. Must mention how you would be using this book with your child or the children you work with. Must also indicate the size of All is Awesome purple tank you would want if you win the Grand Prize Package (tank sizes: S, M, L, XL). Details count in determining the Grand Prize Package winner. (comments must be in English; 1 entry per person; must have a valid e-mail address)
  3. Tips: You increase your odds of winning by entering via both methods. Entering via the “Giveaways” tab will save me the step of having to obtain your mailing address – the info you complete on the tab comes directly to me via an e-mail.

Entry Deadline: Enter by any of the methods listed above by 11:59pm CST on July 4, 2012.

Rules of Participation:

  • Must be 18 years or older with a valid e-mail address.
  • International are being allowed for this particular giveaway.
  • Employees or family members of OMazing Kids, LLC or the product’s company are not eligible.
  • No purchase required.
  • Comments submitted via the Enter Giveaways Here…. tab on Facebook may be copied & pasted into the blog post.
  • Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received.
  • One (1) grand prize package winner & three (3) book winners will be chosen via a random drawing of valid entries on July 5, 2012.
  • The Grand Prize Package winner will receive 1 copy of the book AND 1 All is Awesome purple tank in the size indicated in their entry. The three book winners will each receive 1 copy of the book.
  • The winner will be notified via e-mail and will be posted on the blog post.
  • If a winner only entered via blog post, their mailing address will be obtained via e-mail.
  • In the event that a winner does not respond within 24 hours, a new winner will be selected via a random drawing.
  • The winner’s address will be forwarded to the company and they will be mailing the prize directly to the winner.
  • Prize Value: $15.99 – book, $10.00 – tank

Other Legal Stuff: I know it’s just a kids yoga book & tank but just to be safe here is all the legal stuff…

This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You are providing your information to OMazing Kids, LLC and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used for our internal purposes in relation to the administration of the giveaway. Your information will NOT be sold to any outside parties.

Indemnification/Hold Harmless: By participating, entrants agree: (a) to the decisions of OMazing Kids, LLC, which shall be final in all respects; (b) to release, discharge, and hold harmless OMazing Kids, LLC and its respective representatives and agents from all liability, injuries, losses or damages of any kind to persons or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the acceptance, possession, misuse or use of a prize, or from participation in and/or entry into the Contest or any Contest-related activity and for acceptance, delivery, or use of any prize; (c) that the foregoing parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guaranty, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relating to any prize.

Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, IAYT, RCYP-2

Speech-Language Pathologist

Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities

Radiant Child Yoga Certified – Levels 1 & 2

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4 responses to this post.

  1. This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the winners:

    * Grand Prize Package (book + tank) winner: Eva Holl
    * Book winners: Jeanette Runnings, Jessica Millen & Nicole Baker

    Thanks to everyone who participated in this giveaway! All the entries were so touching….. I wish we could send a book to each one of you!

    Be looking for another fun review & giveaway on OMazing Kids soon 🙂

    Thanks!

    Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, IAYT, RCYP-2
    Speech-Language Pathologist
    Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities
    Radiant Child Yoga Certified – Levels 1 & 2

    E-Mail: amoorad1@juno.com
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/amoorad
    YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/amoorad1
    Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/OMazingKids/
    Blog: http://omazingkidsllc

  2. Here are the comments from the entries received via the “Enter Giveaways Here…” tab on the OMazing Kids Facebook page:

    * I teach parent/tot, preschool and elementary school aged kids with and without
    disabilities. This book looks like it would be fun for all of them! Everyone knows and
    loves the tune and so would easily transition to the yoga version. I already do a Ring
    Around the Yogi song with the kids. This will definitely fit right in. Great job!

    * hi! What a great giveaway! I teach storytime yoga at a local day camp and throughtout the school year. I love having new and inspiring books to use.

    * I am currently a stay at home mommy who is also a kids yoga instructor. I was a
    kindergarten teacher for 9 years before I had my own kids and now they practice with me and have inspired me to teach the little yogi’s in our world! I love it! The children I
    teach amaze me every time I teach a class and motivate me to find new and exciting ways to bring yoga to them each time! I would love to use your book in a class! Thanks!
    Namaste, Nicole

    * I would love to share this book with all the yoga kiddies I know! Always great to learn new ways of connecting with kids through yoga!

    * I am a trained yoga teacher (RYT 300 hrs) for adults and children. I completed the
    Storytime Yoga training with Sydney Soleis in 2010. I am currently organizing and
    running three sessions of Yoga Camp for young children (aqges 4-7). I am also a special Education Teacher for grades k-2. I would use the book in all of my programs!

    * I am a children’s librarian and have been incorporating yoga poses and other activities that I learned in a ChildLight Yoga workshop into my storytimes and programing. Would love to use this with my kids in storytime.

    And one entry via a FB post received while the Enter Giveaways Here…. tab was not functioning:

    * Trying to enter giveaway…getting taken round and round (heehee) Would love to have this for my daughter. Thanks.

  3. I love the illustrations and I love the song!

    I am a yoga teacher working with children, but also with mommies and babies and I use the wheels on the bus song in every class with the mommies and babies. The babies love when the mom’s make special moves with them and it always fills the room with happy giggles. For the kids classes, this book would be the perfect opportunity to combine the children’s love for books with music while making lovely yoga poses.

    I would love to use the book for my yoga kids in Germany – they really enjoy English books and want to learn the words – but especially for my yoga kids in Haiti where I volunteer to work with orphans and children living in tent cities. It would also be a perfect book for my http://www.take1teach2.com initiative where I am working on bringing books to children in Haiti!

    Love & Light
    http://www.devayani-yoga.com
    kids@devayani-yoga.com

    Please also check out my Charity Calendar project on http://www.facebook.com/devayaniyoga – Changing the Lives of Children in Need; One Click at a Time!

    Tank: M

  4. Posted by Laurea Palmantier on July 2, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    I would love to win this book to share with all the yoga kids I know! I am still new to working with children and always love to learn new ways of connecting with kids.

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