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{Free App Alert} First Blubs – unlock all 22 animals FREE this week **** App Warning ****

. Important Notice: Sadly I cannot recommend this app anymore. The app developer has chosen to price it at $99.99 to force folks over to their newer Speech Blubs app. They have chosen to go with a subscription-based model, are luring folks in with the promise of a free short trial and then charging a $9.99 […]

Great app for early speech sounds: Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?

. This fun book app version of the classic Dr. Seuss “Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?” by Oceanhouse Media has great opportunities for repetitive simplified approximations for early speech sounds: moo, bu (buzz), paw (pop), la -or- op (klop), e (eek), doo (cock-a-doodle-doo), whoo, a (rain), i (dibble), aw (drop), oo oo (choo choo), […]

The Animals’ Santa: an OMazing Kids Lesson Plan & free printable coloring page

  The Animals’ Santa by Jan Brett is definitely a new fave in OMazing Kids! Her illustrations are a feast for the eyes and include amazing details on the sides that give clues about what else is going on in the story. The book has the following opportunities for kids yoga activities: Bunny Breaths Snowy […]

2 New Snowy Faves: One-Dog Sleigh & Ladybug Girl and the Big Snow

  Here are two new fun additions to my winter-themed book collection for 2013…..   This new book in the Ladybug Girl series has a great message of “perseverance” and “looking on the bright side”.  The book has the following opportunities for kids yoga: reach-stretch to put on warm clothing (long johns, snow pants, boots, […]

Perfect Square: a perfect book for kids yoga

One square. Unlimited possibilities. One bright red square starts out perfectly happy. But then something happens. On Monday, the square turns orange, gets cut up and punched with holes. Though no longer a perfect square, it transforms into something just as wonderful…a babbling, giggling, clapping fountain. On Tuesday, the square (now yellow), gets torn into […]

Even More Snowy Faves: two guided relaxation stories (great for kids yoga)

Two great snow-themed guided relaxation stories from Relax Kids (shared on their Facebook page as part of their 12-12-12 freebies): / full-size pic: / Full-size pic: See More Snowy Faves: “A Perfect Day” by Carin Berger, kids yoga ideas and a snowy playlist: See the rest of my “Snowy Faves” in this post: […]

More Snowy Faves: “A Perfect Day” by Carin Berger, kids yoga ideas and a snowy playlist

“A Perfect Day” by Carin Berger from HarperCollins Children’s Books / Greenwillow Books is lovely! Beautiful illustrations with interesting details such as graph paper, receipts & handwritten notes hidden in the collage background. Short, easy to read text. Lots of opportunities for kids yoga & great descriptive language….. this book is going to be fun to […]

Five Snowy Faves – kids picture book gems

There are certain kids picture books that stand out as “gems”. Those “extra-special” books that make your heart smile every time you read them. The way the text flows & rhymes as you read it aloud. The detail and beauty of the illustrations that are a feast for the eyes. The special life lessons and […]

12 Days of Christmas Kids Yoga

I have always loved the song “The 12 Days of Christmas”, especially the version by John Denver & The Muppets ( ….. the part where Beaker sings “me-me-me-me-me” makes me smile 🙂 So I thought it would be fun to find yoga poses to go with it. In my search for ideas I came across this fun […]

Apple Farmer Annie: Seed to Farmers’ Market Kids Yoga Lesson Plan

“Apple Farmer Annie” by Monica Wellington is a new addition to my OMazing Kids collection of “Fall Faves”. The vivid fall colors, cute illustrations & large text make this a fun read. In the fall, Annie picks her apples, and sorts and organizes them. Some she turns into applesauce, apple muffins, apple pie, apple cake, and cider. […]