I just updated the resource list to add new books I have purchased since the original list was posted on 4/6/12 – (https://omazingkidsllc.com/2012/04/06/books-for-kids-yoga-a-resource-list-from-omazing-kids-yoga/). This is now a list of 222 kids picture books that would work well in a kids yoga class and includes the book title, author & themes .
Excel document (you can sort, search & print – must have MS Excel to open): Books for Kids Yoga Resource List (from OMazing Kids Yoga) – updated 7-7-12 (Excel Version).
PDF version (you won’t be able to sort but will be able to search and print – included this for folks who don’t have Excel): Books for Kids Yoga Resource List (from OMazing Kids Yoga) – updated 7-7-12 (PDF Version). Need help with “searching” for specific words in a PDF? Check this out:http://www.window.state.tx.us/specialrpt/search.html .
It does not include kids books specifically designed for yoga or mindfulness because the list was created to be a resource for folks like parents, teachers, childcare providers, therapists, etc…. I have reviewed several great kids books specifically designed for yoga &/or mindfulness, love them all and plan on making a separate list of those soon. In the meantime, you can find books I have reviewed by searching my blog: https://omazingkidsllc.com/category/books/.
Want even more ideas for books to use in a kids yoga class?
Check out the “Books, Books, Books” album on the OMazing Kids Yoga Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.338142666236745.94253.174264525957894&type=3. I post new books, links to free printables & story props in this album frequently. I also have an OMazing Kids Yoga Pinterest page where I share info: http://pinterest.com/OMazingKids/.
Also check out Storyoga for lots of book ideas (website: http://www.storyoga.com & Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Storyogafriends)
And the cool bibliography from Yoga in my School: http://yogainmyschool.com/pdf/yoga4literacy_bibliography.pdf (15 page PDF) and their Pinterest board: http://pinterest.com/yogainmyschool/books-for-kids-yoga/.
Can you tell that I LOVE great kids books?! Feel free to share any of your favorite books (including title & author) & details about how you use them in a kids yoga class either in the comments section below or on my Facebook page….. I love exchanging ideas
Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, IAYT, RCYP-2
Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities
Radiant Child Yoga Certified – Levels 1 & 2
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