Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Nonfiction Wednesday- ABC's of Yoga for Kids

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by Teresa Anne Power and Kathleesn Rietz
Illustrated by Brookes Nohlgren
Published 2009 by Stafford House
32 Pages
Disclosure: I received a digital review 
copy from

The ABC's of Yoga for Kids uses poetry and illustrations to demonstrate yoga poses to children.  The illustrations are easy to follow and the rhyming text is fun to read.  I do not practice yoga and never have, so I learned many new poses from this book. 

I could imagine this book being used in K-3 classrooms to give children a movement break by choosing a few poses a day.  I also love the fact that it combines poetry with nonfiction. 

Frog Pose Squatting with my feet apart wide I am a 
frog with a big underside. Bringing my arms inside my knees
 I jump up and say, “r-r-r-r-i-b-b-i-t!” on the count of three.

Here is a link to the ABC's of Yoga for Kids website.  


  1. I have this book and adore it! I am so fortunate that my Student Support worker is a yoga teacher and we do yoga with the children a few times a week. It is really fantastic and fits well with the MindUp program that we use.

  2. I do a lot of physical brain breaks with my second graders, so I will need to check this book out.

  3. This looks wonderful - I will have to check it out and suggest it to teachers. Thanks for sharing it.

  4. What a great resource to have! I'm definitely going to buy this book for our school library and share it with my staff. I think many will really enjoy it. Love the link to poetry too! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Nice. I have never done yoga, but love poetry. Kids will like this especially young girls.

  6. I am not into yoga but do like poetry. I think I also somehow post a comment about your book on another's blog. Well, young girls will love your selection, and hopefully, so will the owner of the wrong blog. Oops!.

    1. Guess I am the only thing confused. So sorry. :)

    2. Funny! Thanks so much or visiting and commenting.