Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Children's Book Review... of a Sort

So this is a bit different than the book reviews that I have been doing. We went to a Children's Yoga Story Time presented by Yoga Instructor Kristina Scott and our local Library. It was SO neat and I was so pleased to see how well my high energy child responded to the calmer side of Yoga.

Kristina started them out by doing lots of wiggling and shaking. This helped most of the Preschoolers to get all the wiggles out before the real Yoga and Story Started.

Then the Story, Rooster's Off to See The World started. The story had many animal characters in it. Every time she read an animal all the kids would act out how that animal would act. This kept them very actively involved in the story.

Rooster, Cat, Toad, Turtle, Fish... they got to act them all out one by one. The basic story line is that Rooster went off to see the world and as he traveled he met each of the animals who joined his journey. In the end each one decided that home really was where they wanted to be.

Kristina, then had the kids all calm back down and end the story on a quasi meditative note.

I was more than impressed with this and can't wait for the next one she does in October.


Beth said...

What a great idea, I wish we had something like that.

Emily of Ella-Bear Bowtique said...

That is really neat! Looks like all the kids had fun too.

Anonymous said...

what great idea! A nice way to engage the children and `get some energy out

MayRae said...

Sounds like a really good way to read a story! And a great way to spend the afternoon. Great review.

Amy said...

Looks like a lot of fun. I probably would have been tempted to get down on the floor and play too!

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