Review & Giveaway: The Swingset Mamas CD’s

Check out the fun, energetic & interactive music from the Swingset Mamas!

I first fell in love with the Swingset Mamas’ music when I found the song “Colors of the Rainbow” last year as I was looking for a song to encourage kids to try healthy foods in my work as a Speech-Language Pathologist. Love the calypso beat of that song and it is my fave on their 1st CD.

Hear mp3 samples at: http://www.amazon.com/Music-for-the-Whole-Family/dp/B0012MB1U8/ref=tmm_msc_title_0#mp3TrackPlayer

Then when I heard their song “Take a Walk in Someone Else’s Shoes” and heard the story behind the song I was totally hooked!

Watch the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQ3LnuQ-nE0

I love that Lizzie Swan and Marlowe Bechmann, the Swingset Mamas, have a strong commitment to using music as a way to spread the message of inclusion and acceptance of differences for all children and adults of all abilities. Their song “Take A Walk In Someone Else’s Shoes” was inspired by Marlowe’s family and their journey with Autism.  

As the mother of a child with autism, Marlowe values and utilizes music to communicate with her daughter.  See this page on their website for tips on making music with your family, Autism Awareness and more: http://www.swingsetmamas.com/wordpress/?page_id=26

Transitions and daily routines are often a challenge for parents of kids with special abilities. Try Downloading “Dressed” (free), and turn your morning dressing routine from a power struggle into a game! Or put on “Buckle Up” (also free) for an easy way to get the kids loaded up into the car.

I received free copies of their 2nd CD “Dance Around the House” and 3rd CD “Mamamorphosis” to try out with the kids I work with both as a SLP & in OMazing Kids. I love their unique music that has a strong beat but is not too fast or overstimulating. Here are my favorite tracks on each CD:

 

Dance Around the House: My favorite tracks are:

  • Knock Knock Blues – would be fun to use in introductions in any kids group activity, including social skill groups, kids yoga groups, etc….
  • Sunscreen Dance – will be fun to use in my summer beach-themed groups & would help any parent who has a battle getting their child to wear sunscreen. Check out this fun printable to go with the song: http://www.aolcdn.com/ch_kids/swingset-mamas-sun-printable.gif
  • Dressed – any parent who has a battle with their child getting dressed has to hear this song…. Getting dressed to this song would be FUN!
  • Dance Around the House – fun to use during any movement activity, including yoga freeze dance.
  • Books – would be fun to use as a transition song for storytime or going to the library.
  • Buckle Up – ever had a battle getting your kids to wear their seatbelt? This song will make that fun too.
  • Bugs – LOVE this song & can’t wait to use this the next time I do a bug-themed yoga class! See the video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-E0X5-vi1WM
  • Rain & Thunder (two separate tracks) – We are planning a free event around the book “Rain Talk” for Better Hearing & Speech Month at the JD McCarty Center and these will be perfect to use! Would also be cool to use as a way to desensitize kids who are frightened of rain & thunder.
  • 5 More Minutes & See Ya Later Alligator (two separate tracks) – would work great to help in transitions when it’s time to wrap up an activity and get ready to go. See the See Ya Later Alligator video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbeYhYPRpqc
  • Hear mp3 samples at: http://www.amazon.com/Dance-Around-the-House/dp/B0012KRG9A/ref=tmm_msc_title_0#mp3TrackPlayer

Mamamorphosis: My favorite tracks are:

  • Love Makes A Family – Love the lyrics about movement, affirmation & acceptance of differences and beat of this song!
  • Dancing Pants – fun to use during any movement activity, including yoga freeze dance.
  • Great to Be Me – awesome affirmation song.
  • Water Safety Rules – fun way to teach water safety this summer. Many kids with special needs are attracted to water so it is imperative that we teach ALL kids about water safety.
  • Ralph and Rosie (Metamorphosis) – it would be fun to do a whole frog & butterfly metamorphosis themed kids yoga class around this song 🙂
  • If I Became President – LOVE the message of peace & taking care of our planet in this song. See the video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRtUFQ7hIyM
  • Time & Counting (two separate tracks) – adding music to concepts that can be challenging to learn.
  • Off Center – does a great job of describing what it might feel like if you had sensory processing difficulties.
  • Take A Walk In Someone Else’s Shoes – An AWESOME song with a wonderful message of inclusion & acceptance!
  • Hear mp3 samples at: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004MY3X4K/ref=dm_att_alb1?ie=UTF8&qid=1335640836&sr=8-3-ent#mp3TrackPlayer

 Website: http://www.swingsetmamas.com/wordpress/

 Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SwingsetMamas

 YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/Swingsetmamas/videos

Available for purchase at: http://www.swingsetmamas.com/wordpress/?page_id=89 – website includes direct links to downloads on iTunes, Amazon & CD Baby.

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 the music with your child or the children you work with AND which CD you want if you win. (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 the music with your child or the children you work with AND which CD you want if you win. (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 April 30, 2012.

Rules of Participation:

  • Must be 18 years or older with a valid e-mail address.
  • Only USA entries 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.
  • Two (2) winners will be chosen via a random drawing of valid entries on May 1, 2012.
  • Each winner will be sent one (1) copy of the CD they selected in their entry.
  • The winners 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 CD directly to the winner.
  • Prize Value: retail price up to $14.00 depending on the CD selected

Other Legal Stuff: I know it’s just kids music CD’s 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

E-Mail: amoorad1@juno.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/amoorad1

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/OMazingKids/

Blog: http://omazingkidsllc.com

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Review & Giveaway: Kings & Queens of the Forest CD by Kira Willey

 

 

Ready for more amazing music? Kira Willey, award-winning singer/songwriter and certified children’s yoga teacher, has come out with her much-anticipated 2nd CD!

 

Kings & Queens of the Forest” blends upbeat, danceable music with get-up-and-move yoga inspiration for kids. The album includes 13 joyful folk/pop originals and 13 bonus Yoga Tracks with instructional voice-overs, as well as a lyric booklet that guides parents with illustrations of Kira’s kid-friendly yoga routines. This is music parents will love as much as their kids and the bonus tracks engage the kids in simple and fun yoga, with its incredible mind/body benefits. Kira’s pure, sweet, and soothing voice resonates with kids. Parents of children with special needs report that their kids are captivated by Kira’s songs, and preschool teachers, occupational therapists, and other youth workers regularly use Kira’s songs in their work. Her fun and easy-to-follow yoga instruction teaches self-awareness, improves balance and strength, and builds confidence.

 

What I LOVE about this CD:

  • I am a huge fan of folk music for kids and Kira’s vocal and musical style makes you smile inside  🙂  …. I enjoy listening to it just as music as well as using it in my work with kids as a Speech-Language Pathologist & in OMazing Kids Yoga.
  • The songs would be great to use in any classroom, therapy clinic & yoga studio….. the songs have universal appeal.
  • Songs can tie in to specific yoga poses & the instructional book with lyrics and pics of each yoga sequence for each song is attached to the inside cover of the CD case. The yoga tracks include detailed instruction from Kira with the music playing softly in the background.
  • The music will appeal to a wide age range of kids (and even those of us who are “kids at heart”!).
  • Love the positive & upbeat message in each of the songs. Listen to the lyrics and you will hear many great built-in self-affirmations, positive social interactions & messages of taking care of our world!
  • A portion of this CD’s proceeds are being donated to KidsPeace (www.kidspeace.org)
  • All the songs are so great & unique in their own way that I can’t pick a “fave”…. Love them all!

Website: http://www.firefliesyoga.com

Get a free download of the “Mr. Cricket Hop” song by signing up for her newsletter on her website – http://www.firefliesyoga.com/blogscommunity/newsletter-signup/ . While you are on that page be sure to get the pic with the lyrics.

Also check out Kira’s Soundcloud page for a few more song previews & occasionally free downloads: http://soundcloud.com/kira-willey-music

 
Purchase Music: Here’s the link to ordering info on her website: http://www.firefliesyoga.com/kiras-music/purchase-music/

Kira has a link on her website to print off the CD instructional book insert with all the lyrics & pics of the yoga pose sequences for each song  (so cool that she did that so folks who buy her CD via digital download won’t miss out!) – 15 page PDF – http://www.firefliesyoga.com/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2011/11/fireflies-cd-insert.pdf

 

 Be sure to “like” Kira Wiley Fireflies Musical Yoga for Kids” on Facebook www.facebook.com/pages/Kira-Willey/294811003885237? for all the latest info & updates! Word is that Kira is currently working on a lullaby album as well as a family music collection for future release…. So you don’t want to miss out on updates for those projects! Her page includes a cool “BandPage” tab: www.facebook.com/pages/Kira-Willey/294811003885237?sk=app_178091127385  

More places to preview & purchase her music: You can purchase the music and listen to samples of all the CD tracks, including the bonus yoga tracks on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Kings-Queens-of-the-Forest/dp/B005VW3DC4/ref=tmm_msc_title_0 ), CD Baby (http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/kirawilley2 ) & iTunes (http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/kings-queens-of-the-forest/id473040797 )

For more information about Kira Willey, a video of her practicing yoga with kids, and tracks from her CD (original songs as well as the instructional Yoga Tracks): http://cyberpr.biz/clients/3034

Video demo of Kira doing kids yoga: http://www.kyte.tv/ch/lifestyle/yoga-for-kids-demonstration/p=674&c=465537&s=1604900

Great article by Kira: “Yoga for Kids: Three Moves and Poses to Try Teach your children a few fun and simple poses that foster bedtime calm, bonding, relaxation and healthy self-image” – http://www.metroparent.com/Metro-Parent/January-2012/Yoga-for-Kids-Three-Moves-and-Poses-to-Try/ .

Price at the time of this post: $15.00

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

Here are two printables I made to go with a “firefly” theme: (click on each pic to open that PDF)

  

How to enter the giveaway:

  1. Enter via the “Giveaways” tab on the OMazing Kids Yoga FB page (http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga?v=app_197602066931325) & mention specific ways you would be using this CD with your child or the children you work with. (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 specific ways you would be using this CD with your child or the children you work with. (comments must be in English; 1 entry per person; must have a valid e-mail address)
  3. Tips: 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. You increase your odds of winning by entering via both methods.

Entry Deadline: Enter by any of the methods listed above by 11:59pm CST on February 21, 2012.

Rules of Participation:

  • Must be 18 years or older with a valid e-mail address.
  • Only USA entries are being allowed for this particular giveaway.
  • Employees or family members of OMazing Kids Yoga, 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) winner will be chosen via a drawing of valid entries on February 22, 2012.
  • The winner will get one (1) copy of the “Kings & Queens of the Forest” CD.
  • 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.
  • I will be mailing the CD to the winner….. so it may take me a few days to make it to the post office around my work schedule to get it mailed to you 🙂
  • Prize Value: retail price $15.00

Other Legal Stuff: I know it’s just a kids CD 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 Yoga, 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 Yoga, LLC, which shall be final in all respects; (b) to release, discharge, and hold harmless OMazing Kids Yoga, 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 Yoga, LLC – inclusive yoga for kids & teens of all abilities in Norman, Oklahoma

Radiant Child Yoga Certified – Levels 1 & 2

E-Mail: amoorad1@juno.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/amoorad1

Blog: http://omazingkidsyoga.com

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Review & Giveaway: Musical Yoga Adventures – World Journey CD

Are you ready to go on another musical yoga adventure to stretch your body, tune your mind, and lift your spirit?

Linda Lara, composer, musician, certified yoga teacher & special education music teacher, has come out with her much anticipated 2nd CD “Musical Yoga Adventures: World Journey”. It is designed for kids & teens ages 7 to 14.

Musical Yoga Adventures: World Journey combines the abundant benefits of music and yoga. The words and rhythms are specifically designed to enhance your ability to learn and remember the yoga poses and sequences.

The CD has music influenced by Africa, China, Egypt, Japan, Latin America & Native America and is divided into vocal and instrumental sections. Each song creates the ambience of that special & unique place in our world with instruments and nature/animal sounds from that location.  It also includes a song “Lean on Me” for Partner Poses & a relaxation track “Sa Ta Na Ma” which includes a beautiful blessing from Shakta Khalsa of Radiant Child Yoga to all children.

What I LOVE about this CD:

  • The music will appeal to a wide age range of kids & teens (and even those of us who are adults but “kids at heart”!).
  • Great mix of energizing & calming rhythms.
  • The vocal tracks are slow enough to actually be able to do yoga along with them.
  • Each song truly gives you the feeling of being in that location…. The background nature/animal sounds are fabulous!
  • All the songs are so great & unique in their own way that I can’t pick a “fave”…. Love them all!
  • Love the inclusion of the partner poses song & the Sa Ta Na Ma blessing 🙂

Song Previews:

http://musicalyogaadventures.com/?page_id=431 or go to the links for Amazon, iTunes or CD Baby listed below (those sites include previews of the vocal & instrumental tracks).

Linda is in the process of developing yoga routines for this new CD (like they had for the 1st CD)

Free Musical Yoga Adventures Coloring Pages: (click on each pic to go to open the PDF)

  

CD Price at the time of this post: $15.00

Available for purchase on her website using PayPal: http://musicalyogaadventures.com/?page_id=13.

The CD & mp3 downloads (album & individual song track) are also available on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Musical-Yoga-Adventures-World-Journey/dp/B006H6NT18, iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/musical-yoga-adventures-world/id501362373 and CD Baby: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/lindalara10.

 

  Be sure to “like” Musical Yoga Adventures” on Facebook for all the latest info & updates: www.facebook.com/pages/Musical-Yoga-Adventures/196620200370052

More Info About Linda: http://musicalyogaadventures.com/?page_id=17

She also has a “MUSICAL YOGA ADVENTURES: Helping All Children Learn through Sequence, Song and Creativity” training coming up on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at ChildLight Yoga. Go to http://www.childlightyoga.com/Music_and_Movement_Kids_Yoga_Routines_p/training_musicmovement01.htm for more information.

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 Yoga FB page (http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga?v=app_197602066931325) & how you would be using this CD with your child or the children you work with. (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 CD with your child or the children you work with. (comments must be in English; 1 entry per person; must have a valid e-mail address)
  3. Tips: 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. You increase your odds of winning by entering via both methods.

Entry Deadline: Enter by any of the methods listed above by 11:59pm CST on February 17, 2012.

Rules of Participation:

  • Must be 18 years or older with a valid e-mail address.
  • International entries are being allowed for this particular giveaway.
  • Employees or family members of OMazing Kids Yoga, 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.
  • Three (3) winners will be chosen via a random drawing of valid entries on February 18, 2012.
  • The winners will each get one (1) copy of the “Musical Yoga Adventures: World Journey” CD.
  • The winners 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 product directly to the winner.
  • Prize Value: retail price $15.00

Other Legal Stuff: I know it’s just a kids CD 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 Yoga, 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 Yoga, LLC, which shall be final in all respects; (b) to release, discharge, and hold harmless OMazing Kids Yoga, 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 Yoga, LLC – inclusive yoga for kids & teens of all abilities in Norman, Oklahoma

Radiant Child Yoga Certified – Levels 1 & 2

E-Mail: amoorad1@juno.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/amoorad1

Blog: http://omazingkidsyoga.com

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Review & Giveaway: Chill Children Guided Relaxation with Global Family Yoga

Looking for a way to help your kids relax? Want a guided relaxation CD that will appeal to a wide range of ages of kids? Then check out the “Chill Children Guided Relaxation with Global Family Yoga” CD!

 

Product Description: The “Chill Children Guided Relaxation with Global Family Yoga” CD includes seven guided relaxation visualizations spoken by Mira Binzen, founder of Global Family Yoga.

 

  1. Welcome (1:52) – practice notes to help you get the most out of these guided journeys.
  2. Dead Bug (0:49) – physically shake the limbs to release tension from the body.
  3. Shining Star (6:27) – feel a point of light touch, warm and relax each part of your body.
  4. A Visit With the Worry Witch (7:07) – leave all your worries and concerns with the Worry Witch who will stitch them into her beautiful quilt, leaving you free to explore a very special place.
  5. Waterfall of White Light (2:24) – feel white energy pouring down into the top of your head and through your body, washing away any tension or bad feelings held in the body.
  6. Magic Carpet Ride (12:17) – take an inspiring journey to a place where you feel peaceful, relaxed, safe and protected.
  7. True Nature (5:39) – feel all the elements of nature around you and within you.
  8. Good Night (5:23) – listen in bed to help your mind and body prepare for sleep and drift off into dreams.

 

What I liked about the CD:

  • Young kids will enjoy the short “Dead Bug” activity to release tension. Includes the sound of kids giggling and laughing at the end.
  • Love the chime that sounds as you move to each area of the body for relaxation in “Shining Star”.
  • Love the beautiful background music in “Magic Carpet Ride” & the nature sounds in “True Nature”…. Adds to the relaxation without being overpowering.
  • Love the analogy of thoughts being like fireflies in “Good Night”.
  • Love the inclusion of shorter tracks (for kids with shorter attention spans) and longer tracks (for older kids or for kids to work up to as they progress in their ability to relax).
  • Mira’s voice has a soothing & reassuring quality to it without sounding childish….. this will make the CD appealing to kids & youth of all ages. Even adults will enjoy many of the tracks on this CD! 🙂
  • While I love the concept of leaving worries behind, I do not like to use images of witches, wizards or anything of that sort due to my own personal religious beliefs. So I won’t be using “A Visit with the Worry Witch”. Instead I will use some of the concepts from that track and incorporate it into my own guided relaxations with the kids.

 

Price at the time of this post: CD $15.00 http://globalfamilyyoga.com/chill_children_cd/

Preview songs & purchase online at:

Amazon: Download mp3 Album – $7.92 or .99 per song – http://www.amazon.com/Chill-Children-Guided-Relaxation/dp/B006HTGAP2

CD Baby: Download mp3 Album – $9.99 – http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/globalfamilyyoga

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/GlobalFamilyYoga & website: http://globalfamilyyoga.com/

Other free resources for kids relaxation activities: http://kidsrelaxation.com/

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 Yoga FB page (http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga?v=app_197602066931325) & mention how you would be using this CD with your child or the children you work with. (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 CD with your child or the children you work with. (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 January 16, 2012.

Rules of Participation:

  • Must be 18 years or older with a valid e-mail address.
  • International entries are being allowed for this particular giveaway.
  • Employees or family members of OMazing Kids Yoga, 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) winner will be chosen via a random drawing of valid entries on January 17, 2012.
  • The winner will get one (1) copy of the Chill Children Guided Relaxation With Global Family Yoga CD
  • The winner will be notified via e-mail and will be posted on the blog post.
  • If the winner only entered via blog post, their mailing address will be obtained via e-mail.
  • In the event that the 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 product directly to the winner.
  • Prize Value: retail price $15.00

Other Legal Stuff: I know it’s just a kids relaxation CD 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 Yoga, 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 Yoga, LLC, which shall be final in all respects; (b) to release, discharge, and hold harmless OMazing Kids Yoga, 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 Yoga, LLC – inclusive yoga for kids & teens of all abilities in Norman, Oklahoma

Radiant Child Yoga Certified – Levels 1 & 2

E-Mail: amoorad1@juno.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/amoorad1

Blog: http://omazingkidsyoga.com

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Review & Giveaway: Namaste ‘n Play CD from Kidding Around Yoga

Are you ready to kid around and have a blast… again? Check out the new “Namaste ‘n  Play” CD from Kidding Around Yoga!

Chanting, Deep Relaxation, Focus related games and activities all with a Yoga Twist 🙂

Songs on the CD include:

  1. Om Namah Shivaya
  2. Crazy Monkey
  3. Positive Words
  4. Yummy Yoga… Truth is One, Foods are Many
  5. Namaste ’n Play
  6. A Yogi Went to Sea
  7. It’s all good
  8. The Crow
  9. The Yoga Slide
  10. Orange You Grateful?
  11. Laughing Meditation
  12. May the Long Time Sun

All the songs are unique & fun! I love how creative and upbeat this CD is. Adding music to kids yoga is a fun way to enhance a theme & encourage participation. Many kids with special needs, especially those with Autism Spectrum Disorders, respond well to music and often are drawn to songs that have a strong beat or rhythm.

Here are a few links to more info about using music with kids with ASD: http://www.mkdowney.com/music.htm, http://www.coastmusictherapy.com/tips/Autism.PDFhttp://www.tunedintolearning.com/why-music.html & http://www.autismanxiety.com/music-helps-decrease-anxiety/

Check out the Namaste ‘n Play CD samples by going to their website and clicking on the PLAY button to listen:

Purchase online at: http://kiddingaroundyoga.com/shop

Price: $12.00, includes shipping (see their website for special offers when purchasing more than 1 CD)

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

How to enter the Kidding Around Yoga Namaste ‘n Play CD giveaway:

  1. Enter via the “Giveaways” tab on the OMazing Kids Yoga Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga?v=app_197602066931325) & mention how you would be using this CD your child or the children you work with      (comments must be in English; 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 CD with your child or the children you work with. (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 December 16, 2011.

Rules of Participation:

  • Must be 18 years or older with a valid e-mail address.
  • USA entries only for a CD. International entries are being allowed for a digital download version in this particular giveaway.
  • Employees or family members of OMazing Kids Yoga, LLC or Kidding Around Yoga are not eligible.
  • No purchase required.
  • Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received.
  • Ten (10) winners will be chosen via a random drawing of valid entries on December 17, 2011.
  • Each winner from the USA will get one (1) copy of the Namaste ‘n Play CD. International winners will receive a digital download version of the CD.
  • The winners will be notified 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 mailing address will be obtained via e-mail and will be forwarded to Kidding Around Yoga.
  • Kidding Around Yoga will be shipping the CD’s or will be e-mailing a link to a digital download directly to the winners.
  • Prize Value: retail price $12.00.

Other Legal Stuff: I know it’s just a kids yoga music CD 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 Yoga, 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 Yoga, LLC, which shall be final in all respects; (b) to release, discharge, and hold harmless OMazing Kids Yoga, 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 Yoga, LLC – inclusive yoga for kids & teens of all abilities in Norman, Oklahoma

Radiant Child Yoga Certified – Levels 1 & 2

E-Mail: amoorad1@juno.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/amoorad1

Blog: https://omazingkidsyoga.wordpress.com

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Review and Giveaway: Kidding Around Yoga “Music For Little Yogis” CD

 Are you ready to kid around and have a blast? Jogging, dancing, massaging, chanting, deep relaxation, focus games and activities all with a yoga twist! 

The new Kidding Around Yoga “Music for Little Yogis” CD is packed with 45 minutes of OMazing fun!

Songs on the CD include:

1 – Peace begins with me  (love the message of this song!)

2 – Really Stinky Feet  (perfect if you want to add some “laughter yoga” to your day. I can’t stop laughing every time I listen!)

3 – Namaste  (a fun way to explore the concept of “Namaste”…. Peace, Love & Togetherness)

4 – Salutation to the Sun (the slower pace will help the kids I work with be able to learn a “sequence” of poses)

5 – Head Shoulders Yoga Pose   (I love the way they take a tune kids are familiar with and add yoga flair to it!)

6 – Joggin’ Through the Jungle (will be a fun addition to a jungle-themed yoga class! Love the strong beat….. many kids with Autism love songs with a strong beat!)

7 – TOE-GA  (can’t wait to get out the pom-poms and do some toe yoga to this fun song. Check out these websites for ideas: http://mariasmovers.com/2011/05/toe-ga/ & http://bodylogique.blogspot.com/2010/07/going-barefoot.html)

8 – Hip Hop Yoga Bop (will be fun to use in Yoga Freeze Dance)

9 – The Strap Song  (I don’t have any yoga straps yet…. but this fun song makes me want to get one and try it out!)

10 – Massage Train (partner poses are a fun way to work on social skills & to explore different intensities of touch for kids with Sensory Processing problems)

11 – The Secret Garden (kid-friendly guided progressive relaxation)

12 – In The Secret Garden Instrumental  (will be perfect for Savasana)

13 – Tingsha (love the calming kids voices & chimes in this song!)

14 – Om Shanti (love the message of this song!)

15 – Roll your mat (will be a fun addition to the end of a kids yoga class!)

All the songs are unique & fun!

My faves so far are “Hip Hop Yoga Bop” & “Head Shoulders Yoga Pose” 🙂   (a bargain…. 15 songs for only $10! And they have PayPal.)

Check out the samples by going to their website and clicking on the PLAY button to listen: http://kiddingaroundyoga.com/shop.php

Listen to all the song samples & purchase downloads on iTunes at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/kidding-around-yoga/id446506805, at Amazon:http://www.amazon.com/Music-for-Little-Yogis/dp/B005A1CXBI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1309883605&sr=8-1  & at CD Baby: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/harislender

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

How to enter the CD giveaway:

  1. Leave a comment on this blog post with your name, why you love kids yoga music and include a valid email address in the comment form so we can reach you if you’ve won (comments must be in English; 1 entry per person)
  2. For one additional entry, become a Facebook fan of OMazing Kids Yoga (http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga ) and do a post on that page mentioning this giveaway & why you love kids yoga music  (posts must be in English; 1 entry per Facebook account).

Entry Deadline: Enter by any of the methods listed above by 11:59pm CST on July 12, 2011.

Rules of Participation:

  • Must be 18 years or older with a valid e-mail address.
  • International entries are allowed.
  • Employees or family members of OMazing Kids Yoga or Kidding Around Yoga are not eligible.
  • No purchase required.
  • Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received.
  • Three (3) winners will be chosen via a random drawing of valid entries on July 13, 2011.
  • The winner will be notified via e-mail.
  • In the event that the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be selected via a random drawing.
  • The winner’s mailing address will be obtained via e-mail and will be forwarded to Kidding Around Yoga.
  • Kidding Around Yoga will be shipping the CD directly to the winners.
  • Prize Value: Kidding Around Yoga “Music For Little Yogis” CD – retail price $10.00

Other Legal Stuff: I know it’s just a kids yoga music CD 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 Yoga 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 Yoga, which shall be final in all respects; (b) to release, discharge, and hold harmless OMazing Kids Yoga 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.

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