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Review & Giveaway: Jeeva Finds Courage (Read and Learn Yoga book)

 

Product Details: Jeeva Finds Courage is the first book in a 13-book series of interactive Read and Learn Yoga storybooks teaching children yoga principles and the physical practice of yoga. The books feature a little boy named Jeeva, his mentor Guru, and a host of friends that include special animals who accompany Jeeva on his many adventures. Based on the yoga sutras and issues confronting today’s youth, Jeeva takes you on a path of compassion, discovery and self-reflection while meeting new and exciting animals along the way. There are a series of postures in each book, with a reference guide that is easy to read and learn. The postures are fun. Children and adults alike can spend time together making Jeeva and his friends come to life through physical movement.

  • Paperback: 50 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 30, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 146819917X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1468199178
  • Product Dimensions: 0.1 x 6.9 x 9.8 inches

List Price: $14.95

Where to Purchase: Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Jeeva-Finds-Courage-Volume-1/dp/146819917X

Preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAWbGkQjmhs

Here’s what I love about this book:

  • Each 2-page spread has a full-page colorful illustration on the left. The right side has short text in a large easy-to-read font plus an illustration of the yoga pose.
  • Poses in the book: mountain, sun salutation (simplified to a Warrior I pose), cat, downward facing dog, lizard, monkey, tree, eagle, giraffe, river, fish, lotus, savasana.
  • Includes a brief relaxation script for savasana.
  • A 14-page section at the end of the book provides another illustration of each pose & detailed but easy-to-understand instructions for that pose.
  • Love that the names for characters were thoughtfully chosen & meanings given (ex: Jeeva = one true self, Veera = courageous one)
  • Wonderful messages of friendship, compassion, commitment & taking care of others!

They are on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ReadAndLearnYoga, Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/readandlearnyog/ & Twitter: https://twitter.com/ReadandLearnYog

Websites: http://readandlearnyoga.com & http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/255910469/jeeva-the-bully-0

Disclaimer: I received a free sample of this product to facilitate my review.  Opinions expressed are my own. Starting in 2013, a new component of reviews & giveaways hosted on OMazing Kids is that a review will be added on Amazon.com (for products sold on that site). See my Amazon profile at: https://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/A1JKVLELLSX7FD?ie=UTF8&ref_=cm_aya_bb_pdp.

How to enter the giveaway:

  • Enter via the “Giveaways” tab on the OMazing Kids – Contests & Giveaways Facebook page (http://a.pgtb.me/plpbTf) & mention how you would be using this book. (comments must be in English; must include full first & last name; must use respectful people-first language, 1 entry per Facebook account).
  • For one additional entry, leave a comment on this blog post. Must mention how you would be using this book. If you only enter via blog post comment, you must also send me an e-mail with your mailing address (send to amoorad1@juno.com). You will not need to do this if you also entered via the Enter Contests Here…. tab on Facebook since your address will be provided on that entry (comments must be in English; 1 entry per person; must use respectful people-first language, must have a valid e-mail address)
  • Helpful Info & Tips: You increase your odds of winning by entering via both methods. Entering via the “Giveaways” tab will save you the step of e-mailing me your mailing address – the info you complete on the tab comes directly to me via an e-mail. FYI…. I use a free app from Shortstack for that tab and have no control over technical difficulties either on their end or on Facebook. In the event that you experience difficulties with the tab you can submit an entry via e-mail providing your full name, e-mail address, mailing address, how you would be using the book. E-mail to: amoorad1@juno.com. Unfortunately Facebook rules prohibit me from accepting entries directly from posts or comments on Facebook.
  • Examples of “people-first” language are “children with autism” vs. “autistic children”and “children with disabilities” vs. “disabled children” (see more examples at: http://www.inclusionproject.org/nip_userfiles/file/People%20First%20Chart.pdf)

Entry Deadline: Enter by any of the methods listed above by 11:59pm CST on February 4, 2013.

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, LLC or the product’s company are not eligible.
  • No purchase required.
  • Comments submitted via the Enter Giveaways Here…. tab on Facebook or e-mail may be copied & pasted into the blog post.
  • Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received.
  • Five (5) winners will be chosen via a random drawing of valid entries on February 5, 2013.
  • The winners will each receive one (1) copy of the book.
  • The winner will be notified via e-mail and will be posted on the blog post.
  • The winner’s address will be forwarded to the company and they will be mailing the prize directly to the winner.
  • Prize Value: $14.95

Other Legal Stuff: I know it’s just a book 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.

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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

Contests & Giveaways on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsContestsandGiveaways

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/amoorad

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

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

Blog: http://omazingkidsllc.com

OMazing Kids LLC is an organization that promotes inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities. The blog and social media pages share information about books, DVD’s, CD’s, games and other products specifically designed for kids wellness, mindfulness and relaxation, product reviews & giveaways, lesson plan & activity ideas, research, kids wellness in the news and a connection corner with listings of individuals doing adapted yoga and those offering trainings.

NOTE: Please ignore any ads that appear below the crayons divider bar. This is a free blog site & I have no control over ads appearing here.

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Vote now to send Move with Me to DC ~ only 1 week left to vote & enter the mega-giveaway

Move With Me - Every Vote Counts

Time is running out & every vote counts! Currently Move with Me is hanging on to 3rd place. They are only 273 votes behind 2nd place & only 19 votes ahead of 4th place.

To help inspire you to vote and mobilize your friends to vote, we are collectively offering over 85 prizes including books, DVD’s, yoga card decks, trainings, manuals, curricula, CD’s and more (see full list below).

All you have to do is vote and you qualify for entry into this great giveaway!

It will only take a few seconds to …

Vote for Move with Me directly at: https://www.urgentblue.org/facebook/pha-innovation-challenge/video/details/submission-for-2012-11-15-152740

(see voting for all the entries at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Partnership-for-a-Healthier-America/284607191574193?sk=app_286423371468352).

Voting then qualifies you to enter the Mega-Giveaway of 65+ Kids Yoga Items

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To Enter the giveaway: click and scroll to bottom of the page

https://www.facebook.com/#!/OMazingKidsYoga/app_228910107186452 or at http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/29fd590/

Shanti Generation is overseeing the coordinated giveaway and will be selecting the winners via Rafflecoppter on January 31, 2013. They will then forward each winner’s info to the company sponsoring that prize for them to mail the prizes directly to the winners.

And now for the prizes!

    • 10 Move with Me DVD’s
    • 2 three month gold memberships to Kids Yoga Academy
    • 1 Yoga 4 Classrooms Card Deck
    • 3 I Grow With Yoga: Yoga Songs for Children CDs from Childlight Yoga
    • 4 Whale Yoga DVD’s from Next Generation Yoga
    • 5 Hip-HopYoga tees from Mindful Practices
    • 1 The Story of Ganesha with companion book from Yoginos: Yoga for Youth
    • 1 I Am OHMazing® music CD with bilingual coloring book from Yoginos: Yoga for Youth
    • 2 Yoga Skills for Youth Peacemakers DVDs from Shanti Generation
    • 2 Partner Yoga for Teens DVD’s from Shanti Generation
    • 3 My First Yoga books
    • 1 Yoga Cutter from Yummi Yoga
    • 2 Yawning Yoga books from Laurie Jordan
    • 4 Imaginations books from Carolyn Clarke
    • 1 Dance for the Sun: Yoga Songs for Kids from Kira Wiley
    • 1 Kings & Queens of the Forest: Yoga Songs for Kids, Vol. 2. from Kira Wiley
    • 2 Yoga 4 Teens DVD from Christy Brock
    • 1 January’s Child: A Birthday Month Book by Andrea Alban Gosline from OMazing Kids, LLC
    • 1 Agate: What Good Is a Moose? by Joy Mogan Dey from OMazing Kids, LLC
    • 2 Grounded Superheroes: An Elevated Yoga Curriculum for Kids and Teens from Grounded
    • 1 Sophia’s Jungle Adventure from Kids Yoga Stories
    • 1 Anna and her Rainbow-Colored Yoga Mats from Kids Yoga Stories
    • 1 Luke’s A to Z of Australian Animals: an Alphabet Coloring Book from Kids Yoga Stories
    • 1 Calm & Connected: Yoga Based Tools for Self-Regulation from S.M.Art Kids Adaptive Yoga
    • 1 The Dragonfly’s Adventure and Ocean Surf-ari – (S.M.Art Stories™ – photo-illustrated adaptive Yoga curriculum books)
    • 4 ABsolute Beginner Yoga DVDs from Joanne Spence
    • 1 Still Quiet Place: Mindfulness for Young Children CD’s from Amy Saltzman
    • 1 Still Quiet Place: Mindfulness for Teens CDs from Amy Saltzman
    • 1 YogaBuddies Bedtime Stories DVD
    • 1 Good Morning, Good Night CD set from YogaBuddies
    • 5 copies of Every Kids Yoga Manual and DVD
    • 1 The Whole Brain Child by Dan Siegel from Little Flower Yoga
    • 1 Building Inner Resilience by Linda Lantieri from Little Flower Yoga
    • 1 LOTUS mat from The Little Yoga Mat
    • 1 Storyland Yoga DVD
    • 1 Frog Yoga Alphabet Teacher Training Double Pack – e-book from Young Yoga Masters
    • 1 Yoga Man vs. The Stressor – Yoga for Boys Teacher Training – e-book from Young Yoga Masters
    • 2 OM Schooled book from Sarah Herrington
    • 1 What I See, I Can Be: A Guided Yoga for Children Book and CD from Janet Williams
    • 1 Yoga Match: A Memory and Movement Card Game from Janet Williams
    • 1 Coaching Session with Leah Kalish: In-person or Skype
    • 5 Come Play Yoga! CD from Karma Kids Yoga
    • Calm Kids: Help Children Relax with Mindful Activities book by Lorraine E Murray
    • Calm Kids Level 1 Online Course by Lorraine E Murray
    • 1 Peaceful Bedtime Online Training from My Peaceful Playground

See pics of all the prizes in this Facebook album: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.492030844181259.131165.174264525957894&type=3

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Voting in the Partnership for a Healthier America’s “End Childhood Obesity Innovation Challenge” will close at noon (EST) on February 1, 2013. The three submissions with the highest number of votes will be attending the Building a Healthier Future Summit in Washington, DC on March 6-8, 2013 to present their idea to Michelle Obama & a panel of judges.

Thank you for your support of Move with Me in their quest to bring a fun combination of stories, yoga, creative movement, Brain Gym®, relaxation, visualization and self-regulation techniques to kids in schools in an effort to reduce childhood obesity!

Please spread the word by posting, sharing, pinning, tweeting & bloggingPlease consider sending a personal invitation to vote to folks you know who care about the future & well-being of kids.

Legal Notice: “The Partnership for a Healthier America does not sponsor or endorse nor is it otherwise associated with this Move With Me raffle and giveaway program.”

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

Contests & Giveaways on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsContestsandGiveaways

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/amoorad

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

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

Blog: http://omazingkidsllc.com

OMazing Kids LLC is an organization that promotes inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities. The blog and social media pages share information about books, DVD’s, CD’s, games and other products specifically designed for kids wellness, mindfulness and relaxation, product reviews & giveaways, lesson plan & activity ideas, research, kids wellness in the news and a connection corner with listings of individuals doing adapted yoga and those offering trainings.

NOTE: Please ignore any ads that appear below the crayons divider bar. This is a free blog site & I have no control over ads appearing here.

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Review & Giveaway: Cosmic Kids Yoga DVD

Cosmic Kids Yoga DVD cover & details

 

Product Details: Cosmic Kids Yoga – Series 1 DVD. Fun yoga stories for kids aged 3 to 8. (2012). Three fun interactive kids yoga adventures. Welcome to the world of Cosmic Kids Yoga – a world of happiness, adventure and fun. Wonderful storytelling combines with yoga movement to help kids have fun, keep fit and feel great. Engaging stories bring to life simple lessons for a happy life. All stories feature yoga-based movement for confidence, concentration and calm. Three magical 15-minute episodes presented by Jaime from Cosmic Kids Yoga:

  • Squish The Fish: meet Squish the Fish, a Californian surfer dude, who takes us on an ocean adventure and helps us learn about being independent
  • Parsnip The Cat: come on a circus adventure with a friendly acrobatic cat Parsnip. She’s a tightrope walker who teaches us all about staying focused by not being distracted by naughty Meldrum the Mouse
  • Kickapoo The Kangaroo: an exciting adventure in Australia with bright and brave Kickapoo the Kangaroo. She’s a picture of gentle confidence and helps us learn to say hello

Kids copy the moves that Jaime does and enjoy the adventure. Cosmic Kids Yoga stories help kids grow up happy, healthy and calm – and have lots of fun along the way.

List Price: $15.49

Cosmic Kids on Amazon

Where to Purchase: In USA & Canada, available on Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Cosmic-Kids-Yoga-Series-stories/dp/B009E8C05M (in Europe & rest of world: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cosmic-Kids-Yoga-Series-DVD/dp/B009VFZ49W)

Here’s what I love about this DVD:

  • Each yoga story starts & ends in the same way. This predictability is great for young kids.
  • Jaime has a high energy level and is fun and engaging. Who else could rock a pink adult onesie?
  • Great creative storytelling.
  • Incorporates familiar songs & other singing as she does poses. This is a great way to tap into multiple learning styles!
  • Cute animated backgrounds. I like the new under the sea background on Squish the Fish compared to the Youtube version.
  • Lots of repetition of poses in each story and across the stories. This is great for young kids.
  • Fun variations on poses! Great kid-friendly take on sun salutations. I got lots of new ideas for my OMazing Kids classes 🙂
  • Incorporates kid-friendly messages about being brave, focused & friendly. Love the message in Kickapoo the Kangaroo…. “get to know people before making a judgement about them”!
  • Brief Savasana relaxation at the end of each yoga story.
  • Easy to navigate intro screen on the DVD would make it easy for kids to select the yoga story they want.

Cosmic Kids DVD intro screen

The only suggestion I have for improvement is that the pace is a bit fast at times. The fast pace will be great to give kids a way to work off extra energy. However, it could be difficult for some kids with special needs or slow processing to keep up. Some kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders or Sensory Processing Disorder could become overwhelmed by the sensory input of the fast auditory input combined with an animated background.

Check out their Youtube channel to see all of their fun videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga/videos

They are also on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Cosmic-Kids/223487707770690 & Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaimestweets.

Website: http://www.cosmickids.co.uk/about/

I LOVE Jaime’s commitment to providing free full-length access to her videos via her Youtube channel! It’s a great way to get lots of kids interested in yoga. Check out this info from their website:

“In November 2012, children in 140 countries watched Cosmic Kids Yoga adventures for free. Each story is 15 minutes long – and, since we uploaded our first video in May 2012, more than one and a half million minutes of our adventures have been yoga’d along to. We are blown away by what technology can do!

We hope we can do this for many more years to come, and  will develop more stories for kids to follow for free, so that they can continue to imitate a mermaid going ‘ooh la la’ while they do a twist , and  strengthen their bodies by being a crab playing football.”

Disclaimer: I received a free sample of this product to facilitate my review.  Opinions expressed are my own. Starting in 2013, a new component of reviews & giveaways hosted on OMazing Kids is that a review will be added on Amazon.com (for products sold on that site). See my Amazon profile at: https://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/A1JKVLELLSX7FD?ie=UTF8&ref_=cm_aya_bb_pdp.

How to enter the giveaway:

  • Enter via the “Giveaways” tab on the OMazing Kids – Contests & Giveaways Facebook page (http://a.pgtb.me/plpbTf) & mention how you would be using this DVD. (comments must be in English; must include full first & last name; must use respectful people-first language, 1 entry per Facebook account).
  • For one additional entry, leave a comment on this blog post. Must mention how you would be using this DVD. If you only enter via blog post comment, you must also send me an e-mail with your mailing address (send to amoorad1@juno.com). You will not need to do this if you also entered via the Enter Contests Here…. tab on Facebook since your address will be provided on that entry (comments must be in English; 1 entry per person; must use respectful people-first language, must have a valid e-mail address)
  • Helpful Info & Tips: You increase your odds of winning by entering via both methods. Entering via the “Giveaways” tab will save you the step of e-mailing me your mailing address – the info you complete on the tab comes directly to me via an e-mail. FYI…. I use a free app from Shortstack for that tab and have no control over technical difficulties either on their end or on Facebook. In the event that you experience difficulties with the tab you can submit an entry via e-mail providing your full name, e-mail address, mailing address, how you would be using the DVD. E-mail to: amoorad1@juno.com. Unfortunately Facebook rules prohibit me from accepting entries directly from posts or comments on Facebook.
  • Examples of “people-first” language are “children with autism” vs. “autistic children”and “children with disabilities” vs. “disabled children” (see more examples at: http://www.inclusionproject.org/nip_userfiles/file/People%20First%20Chart.pdf)

Entry Deadline: Enter by any of the methods listed above by 11:59pm CST on January 14 , 2013.

Rules of Participation:

  • Must be 18 years or older with a valid e-mail address.
  • USA & Canada 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 or e-mail 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 January 15, 2013.
  • The winners will each receive one (1) copy of the DVD.
  • The winner will be notified via e-mail and will be posted on the blog post.
  • The winner’s address will be forwarded to the company and they will be mailing the prize directly to the winner.
  • Prize Value: $15.49

Other Legal Stuff: I know it’s just a DVD 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.

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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

Contests & Giveaways on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsContestsandGiveaways

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/amoorad

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

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

Blog: http://omazingkidsllc.com

OMazing Kids LLC is an organization that promotes inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities. The blog and social media pages share information about books, DVD’s, CD’s, games and other products specifically designed for kids wellness, mindfulness and relaxation, product reviews & giveaways, lesson plan & activity ideas, research, kids wellness in the news and a connection corner with listings of individuals doing adapted yoga and those offering trainings.

NOTE: Please ignore any ads that appear below the crayons divider bar. This is a free blog site & I have no control over ads appearing here.

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Review & Giveaway: Luke’s A to Z of Australian Animals: an Alphabet Coloring Book by Giselle Shardlow @ Kids Yoga Stories

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Start off the new year in 2013 with a book that will be great for your kids’ bodies & minds. “Luke’s A to Z of Australian Animals: an Alphabet Coloring Book”, another fun new book from Kids Yoga Stories!

 

Product Details:

Check out Luke’s A to Z of Australian animals and add color to his collection! Curl up like a koala, hop like a kangaroo, and waddle like a wombat as you act out Australian animals through this interactive alphabet coloring book. Learn something new, explore movement, and have fun together! Kids Yoga Stories introduce you to engaging characters who will get your child laughing, moving, and creating. Reading is good for the mind AND body! This book for ages 3 to 7 is more than a coloring book, but it’s also a unique experience for children.

List Price: $12.95

  • Paperback: 40 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 7, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1479317845
  • ISBN-13: 978-1479317844
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.1 inches

Where to Purchase: Available on their website w/ PayPal: http://www.kidsyogastories.com/%20lukes-a-to-z/ & on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Lukes-Australian-Animals-Alphabet-Coloring/dp/1479317845/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1357165586&sr=1-1

Here’s what I love about this book:

  • A picture of the kids yoga pose is in the corner of each page
  • The targeted vocabulary for each letter is in bold font
  • The font is large & easy to read
  • The alphabet letter is large but more faintly shown than the rest of the picture on each page. This will make it fun for kids to look for the letter (an easy version of a seek-and-find)
  • It’s a fun way to learn the names of Australian wildlife. Some are familiar (crocodile, whale, jellyfish, koala, etc…) but most would be new to those of us who do not live in that part of the world (brolga, echidna, goanna, numbat, quoll, etc…).
  • The 6-page Parent-Teacher Guide section at the end of the coloring book is a goldmine of great tips for setting up a fun & safe yoga storytime for kids. Gotta share this quote from the book: “Ooze creativity, imagination and abundance. Encourage each child to tap into his or her own creativity and imagination through movement and breath. Welcome quiet times for reflection. Pause often. Remember, it’s not the end result, but the journey where miracles happen…“. She also gives several ideas for extension activities. Giselle’s passion and love for kids & learning shines through :)
  • Lots of great verbs & adjectives will make this book fun to use in my work as a Speech-Language Pathologist (ex: a crocodile snoozing in the swampy mangroves, a platypus paddling in a murky river, etc…).
  • LOVE the combination of nature, alphabet/early literacy skills, coloring & movement….. what a fun way to tap into “multiple intelligences”! Add some Australian music & affirmations to tap into a couple more. (More info about this concept at: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/gperf/education/ed_mi_overview.html & http://comicsworkshop.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/poster-02-mi_actions-11×17.jpg)

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Here’s a “sneek peek” inside the book:

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Be sure to sign up for their newsletter & check out the great “free resources” section on their website:

http://www.kidsyogastories.com/free-resources/. She often shares free lesson plan ideas!

They are also on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KidsYogaStories, Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/kidsyogastories/ & Twitter: http://twitter.com/kidsyogastories.

More info about the author: http://www.kidsyogastories.com/about/.

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

How to enter the giveaway:

  • Enter via the “Giveaways” tab on the OMazing Kids – Contests & Giveaways Facebook page (http://a.pgtb.me/plpbTf) & mention how you would be using this book. (comments must be in English; must include full first & last name; must use respectful people-first language, 1 entry per Facebook account).
  • For one additional entry, leave a comment on this blog post. Must mention how you would be using this book. If you only enter via blog post comment, you must also send me an e-mail with your mailing address (send to amoorad1@juno.com). You will not need to do this if you also entered via the Enter Contests Here…. tab on Facebook since your address will be provided on that entry (comments must be in English; 1 entry per person; must use respectful people-first language, must have a valid e-mail address)
  • Helpful Info & Tips: You increase your odds of winning by entering via both methods. Entering via the “Giveaways” tab will save you the step of e-mailing me your mailing address – the info you complete on the tab comes directly to me via an e-mail. FYI…. I use a free app from Shortstack for that tab and have no control over technical difficulties either on their end or on Facebook. In the event that you experience difficulties with the tab you can submit an entry via e-mail providing your full name, e-mail address, mailing address, how you would be using the book. E-mail to: amoorad1@juno.com. Unfortunately Facebook rules prohibit me from accepting entries directly from posts or comments on Facebook.
  • Examples of “people-first” language are “children with autism” vs. “autistic children”and “children with disabilities” vs. “disabled children” (see more examples at: http://www.inclusionproject.org/nip_userfiles/file/People%20First%20Chart.pdf)

Entry Deadline: Enter by any of the methods listed above by 11:59pm CST on January 4 , 2013.

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, LLC or the product’s company are not eligible.
  • No purchase required.
  • Comments submitted via the Enter Giveaways Here…. tab on Facebook or e-mail 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 5, 2013.
  • The winner will receive one (1) copy of the book.
  • The winner will be notified via e-mail and will be posted on the blog post.
  • The winner’s address will be forwarded to the company and they will be mailing the prize directly to the winner.
  • Prize Value: $12.95

Other Legal Stuff: I know it’s just a book 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

Contests & Giveaways on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsContestsandGiveaways

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/amoorad

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

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

Blog: http://omazingkidsllc.com

OMazing Kids LLC is an organization that promotes inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities. The blog and social media pages share information about books, DVD’s, CD’s, games and other products specifically designed for kids wellness, mindfulness and relaxation, product reviews & giveaways, lesson plan & activity ideas, research, kids wellness in the news and a connection corner with listings of individuals doing adapted yoga and those offering trainings.

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Vote for Move with Me & Enter a Mega-Giveaway of 85+ Kids Yoga Items

Something powerful is happening right now and you are invited to participate!

The national community of children’s, teens and school yoga teachers are joining forces in a Community Action project to support our colleague, Leah Kalish, founder of Move with Me.

Partnership for a Healthier America chose Move with Me Action Adventures  as one of the top 10 ideas for ending childhood obesity. And now they want YOU to vote to choose the winner ….

To help inspire you to vote and mobilize your friends to vote, we are collectively offering over 85 prizes including books, DVD’s, yoga card decks, trainings, manuals, curricula, CD’s and more (see full list below).

All you have to do is vote and you qualify for entry into this great giveaway!

It will only take a few seconds to …

1. Click on link:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Partnership-for-a-Healthier-America/284607191574193?sk=app_286423371468352 (note: the Facebook voting link is only accessible from a computer. Reportedly also works on the iPad and may work on similar tablet devices but will not work on phones).

2. Select “Move with Me”

Or go directly to their submission at: https://www.urgentblue.org/facebook/pha-innovation-challenge/video/details/submission-for-2012-11-15-152740

3. Select: VOTE. Voting then qualifies you to enter the Mega-Giveaway of 65+ Kids Yoga Items

Giveaway

To Enter the giveaway: click and scroll to bottom of the page

https://www.facebook.com/#!/OMazingKidsYoga/app_228910107186452 or at http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/29fd590/

Shanti Generation is overseeing the coordinated giveaway and will be selecting the winners via Rafflecoppter on January 31, 2013. They will then forward each winner’s info to the company sponsoring that prize for them to mail the prizes directly to the winners.

And now for the prizes!

    • 10 Move with Me DVD’s
    • 2 three month gold memberships to Kids Yoga Academy
    • 1 Yoga 4 Classrooms Card Deck
    • 3 I Grow With Yoga: Yoga Songs for Children CDs from Childlight Yoga
    • 4 Whale Yoga DVD’s from Next Generation Yoga
    • 5 Hip-HopYoga tees from Mindful Practices
    • 1 The Story of Ganesha with companion book from Yoginos: Yoga for Youth
    • 1 I Am OHMazing® music CD with bilingual coloring book from Yoginos: Yoga for Youth
    • 2 Yoga Skills for Youth Peacemakers DVDs from Shanti Generation
    • 2 Partner Yoga for Teens DVD’s from Shanti Generation
    • 3 My First Yoga books
    • 1 Yoga Cutter from Yummi Yoga
    • 2 Yawning Yoga books from Laurie Jordan
    • 4 Imaginations books from Carolyn Clarke
    • 1 Dance for the Sun: Yoga Songs for Kids from Kira Wiley
    • 1 Kings & Queens of the Forest: Yoga Songs for Kids, Vol. 2. from Kira Wiley
    • 2 Yoga 4 Teens DVD from Christy Brock
    • 1 January’s Child: A Birthday Month Book by Andrea Alban Gosline from OMazing Kids, LLC
    • 1 Agate: What Good Is a Moose? by Joy Mogan Dey from OMazing Kids, LLC
    • 2 Grounded Superheroes: An Elevated Yoga Curriculum for Kids and Teens from Grounded
    • 1 Sophia’s Jungle Adventure from Kids Yoga Stories
    • 1 Anna and her Rainbow-Colored Yoga Mats from Kids Yoga Stories
    • 1 Luke’s A to Z of Australian Animals: an Alphabet Coloring Book from Kids Yoga Stories
    • 1 Calm & Connected: Yoga Based Tools for Self-Regulation from S.M.Art Kids Adaptive Yoga
    • 1 The Dragonfly’s Adventure and Ocean Surf-ari – (S.M.Art Stories™ – photo-illustrated adaptive Yoga curriculum books)
    • 4 ABsolute Beginner Yoga DVDs from Joanne Spence
    • 1 Still Quiet Place: Mindfulness for Young Children CD’s from Amy Saltzman
    • 1 Still Quiet Place: Mindfulness for Teens CDs from Amy Saltzman
    • 1 YogaBuddies Bedtime Stories DVD
    • 1 Good Morning, Good Night CD set from YogaBuddies
    • 5 copies of Every Kids Yoga Manual and DVD
    • 1 The Whole Brain Child by Dan Siegel from Little Flower Yoga
    • 1 Building Inner Resilience by Linda Lantieri from Little Flower Yoga
    • 1 LOTUS mat from The Little Yoga Mat
    • 1 Storyland Yoga DVD
    • 1 Frog Yoga Alphabet Teacher Training Double Pack – e-book from Young Yoga Masters
    • 1 Yoga Man vs. The Stressor – Yoga for Boys Teacher Training – e-book from Young Yoga Masters
    • 2 OM Schooled book from Sarah Herrington
    • 1 What I See, I Can Be: A Guided Yoga for Children Book and CD from Janet Williams
    • 1 Yoga Match: A Memory and Movement Card Game from Janet Williams
    • 1 Coaching Session with Leah Kalish: In-person or Skype
    • 5 Come Play Yoga! CD from Karma Kids Yoga
    • Calm Kids: Help Children Relax with Mindful Activities book by Lorraine E Murray
    • Calm Kids Level 1 Online Course by Lorraine E Murray

we need you to vote

Voting in the Partnership for a Healthier America’s “End Childhood Obesity Innovation Challenge” will close at noon (EST) on February 1, 2013. The three submissions with the highest number of votes will be attending the Building a Healthier Future Summit in Washington, DC on March 6-8, 2013 to present their idea to Michelle Obama & a panel of judges.

Thank you for your support of Move with Me in their quest to bring a fun combination of stories, yoga, creative movement, Brain Gym®, relaxation, visualization and self-regulation techniques to kids in schools in an effort to reduce childhood obesity!

Please spread the word by posting, sharing, pinning, tweeting & bloggingPlease consider sending a personal invitation to vote to folks you know who care about the future & well-being of kids. ♥ I’m excited about the number of votes we can generate through the collective reach of all of working together!

Legal Notice: “PHA is not associated with any Move With Me raffle or giveaway program that is intended to drive votes for the Challenge.”

Want more details about what Move with Me wants to do to help reduce childhood obesity? See their video entry when you vote and also see it at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcKVW3FgEtw.

Leah Kalish of Move with Me

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Details about the two books I am donating to the mega-giveaway. Since I don’t have any products or services to raffle off, I decided to donate two of my favorite books to use in kids yoga classes. I have hundreds of kids pictures books but the decision was easy. I chose these two books because they beautifully weave affirmations into the story.

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

Contests & Giveaways on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsContestsandGiveaways

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/amoorad

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

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

Blog: http://omazingkidsllc.com

OMazing Kids LLC is an organization that promotes inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities. The blog and social media pages share information about books, DVD’s, CD’s, games and other products specifically designed for kids wellness, mindfulness and relaxation, product reviews & giveaways, lesson plan & activity ideas, research, kids wellness in the news and a connection corner with listings of individuals doing adapted yoga and those offering trainings.

NOTE: Please ignore any ads that appear below the gingerbread men divider bar. This is a free blog site & I have no control over ads appearing here.

Need your votes! Help Move with Me win a spot to help reduce childhood obesity & bring kids yoga to schools

click pic to go to Facebook app to vote....

Partnership for a Healthier America chose Move with Me Action Adventures  as one of the top 10 ideas for ending childhood obesity. And now they want YOU to vote to choose the winner ….

It will only take a few seconds to …

1. Click on link:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Partnership-for-a-Healthier-America/284607191574193?sk=app_286423371468352

2. Select “Move with Me”

Or go directly to their submission at: https://www.urgentblue.org/facebook/pha-innovation-challenge/video/details/submission-for-2012-11-15-152740

3. Select: VOTE

Voting will close at noon (EST) on February 1, 2013. The three submissions with the highest number of votes will be attending the Building a Healthier Future Summit in Washington, DC on March 6-8, 2013 to present their idea to Michelle Obama & a panel of judges.

Thank you for your support of Move with Me in their quest to bring a fun combination of stories, yoga, creative movement, Brain Gym®, relaxation, visualization and self-regulation techniques to kids in schools in an effort to reduce childhood obesity . Please spread the word by posting, sharing, pinning, tweeting & blogging ♥

Want more details about what Move with Me wants to do to help reduce childhood obesity? See their video entry when you vote and also see it at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcKVW3FgEtw.

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(BTW….. they have some really cool free printable coloring sheets to go with their DVD’s (http://move-with-me.com/resources/special-needs/itemlist/category/24-activity-pages) & have a new set of 13 Adventure Skill Flash Cards that includes all the health lessons and self-regulation techniques in the Scooter & Me video series available for pre-order at http://move-with-me.com/store/scooter-me-active-play-social-skills-program-9-yoga-movement-story-video-classes/adventure-skill-cards … these cards are definitely on my “wish list”!)

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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

Contests & Giveaways on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsContestsandGiveaways

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/amoorad

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

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

Blog: http://omazingkidsllc.com

OMazing Kids LLC is an organization that promotes inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities. The blog and social media pages share information about books, DVD’s, CD’s, games and other products specifically designed for kids wellness, mindfulness and relaxation, product reviews & giveaways, lesson plan & activity ideas, research, kids wellness in the news and a connection corner with listings of individuals doing adapted yoga and those offering trainings.

NOTE: Please ignore any ads that appear below the gingerbread men divider bar. This is a free blog site & I have no control over ads appearing here.

Review & Giveaway: Yoga Adventures with Down Dog: A Yoga Alphabet Playdate DVD

 

Product Details: Yoga Adventures with Down Dog is a 16-minute DVD where children will learn not only yoga postures, but also the alphabet, letter recognition, and spelling as well. Kids will delight in singing yoga songs, practicing simple yoga poses, and using letters of the alphabet to have fun and feel great while developing life skills at the same time.

Featured yoga poses: dog, otter, grasshopper, frog, butterfly, lion, airplane, kite, easy pose & do nothing pose (savasana)

List Price: $14.95

Where to Purchase: Available on their website: http://www.abcyogaforkids.com/ (free shipping with coupon code ABCYOGA), Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/yoga-adventures-with-down-dog-teresa-anne-power/1113185272 & on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Yoga-Adventures-Down-Dog-Alphabet/dp/0982258755

Here are my favorite features of this DVD:

  • Fun songs
  • Promotes early literacy skills including letter recognition, letter sounds & phonemic awareness
  • The use of a costumed character and the short length will appeal to young kids or those at a young developmental level
  • Simple poses that should be easy for young kids.
  • Simple menu – just click “play”
  • Would be great to pair with their other fabulous The ABCs of Yoga for Kids products: book, coloring book, yoga card deck & poster

A few screenshots:

See a preview on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2tHwaYP_r4

Find Teresa Anne Power on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/The-ABCs-of-Yoga-for-Kids/206037279448968, Twitter:https://twitter.com/abcyogaforkids & Pinterest:  http://pinterest.com/teresapower/

Yoga Tips on her website: http://www.abcyogaforkids.com/abc/yoga-tips/

Check out several of her articles: http://www.examiner.com/childrens-health-in-los-angeles/teresa-power

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

How to enter the giveaway:

  • Enter via the “Giveaways” tab on the OMazing Kids – Contests & Giveaways Facebook page (http://a.pgtb.me/plpbTf) & mention how you would be using this DVD. (comments must be in English; must use respectful people-first language; must include full first & last name; 1 entry per Facebook account).
  • For one additional entry, leave a comment on this blog post. Must mention how you would be using this DVD. If you only enter via blog post comment, you must also send me an e-mail with your mailing address (send to amoorad1@juno.com). You will not need to do this if you also entered via the Enter Contests Here…. tab on Facebook since your address will be provided on that entry (comments must be in English; must use respectful people-first language; 1 entry per person; must have a valid e-mail address)
  • Helpful Info & Tips: You increase your odds of winning by entering via both methods. Entering via the “Giveaways” tab will save you the step of e-mailing me your mailing address – the info you complete on the tab comes directly to me via an e-mail. FYI…. I use a free app from Shortstack for that tab and have no control over technical difficulties either on their end or on Facebook. In the event that you experience difficulties with the tab you can submit an entry via e-mail providing your full name, e-mail address, mailing address, how you would be using the product. E-mail to: amoorad1@juno.com. Unfortunately Facebook rules prohibit me from accepting entries directly from posts or comments on Facebook.
  • Examples of “people-first” language are “children with autism” vs. “autistic children”and “children with disabilities” vs. “disabled children” (see more examples at: http://www.inclusionproject.org/nip_userfiles/file/People%20First%20Chart.pdf)

Entry Deadline: Enter by any of the methods listed above by 11:59pm CST on November 24, 2012.

Rules of Participation:

  • Must be 18 years or older with a valid e-mail address.
  • Only USA & Canada 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 or e-mail 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 November 25, 2012.
  • Each winner will receive one (1) copy of the DVD.
  • The winner will be notified via e-mail and will be posted on the blog post.
  • The winner’s address will be forwarded to the company and they will be mailing the prize directly to the winner.
  • Prize Value: $14.95

Other Legal Stuff: I know it’s just a DVD 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

Contests & Giveaways on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsContestsandGiveaways

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/amoorad

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

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

Blog: http://omazingkidsllc.com

OMazing Kids LLC is an organization that promotes inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities. The blog and social media pages share information about books, DVD’s, CD’s, games and other products specifically designed for kids wellness, mindfulness and relaxation, product reviews & giveaways, lesson plan & activity ideas, research, kids wellness in the news and a connection corner with listings of individuals doing adapted yoga and those offering trainings.

NOTE: Please ignore any ads that appear below the wavy divider bar. This is a free blog site & I have no control over ads appearing here.