Kids love the bright images in picture books, stories they can identify with, and rhymes they can remember. And kids want to do things they have seen their parents do. Most of all, kids yearn for approval and attention, and what better way to come by it than Watch Me Do Yoga, a new illustrated book for kids by our own blogger, senior Iyengar teacher, Bobby Clennell.
Watch Me Do Yoga is a wonderful book to read with a wide range of ages. The book pulls you right in — it’s active from the start. The book celebrates yoga — with a few child-friendly poses — but also relishes the interaction a child has with its parents. In the book, a little girl tells us about her yoga practice as she does poses with her dad, her mom, the family dog, and sometimes alone on her mat. We see her in the garden, on the patio, in her bedroom, and even sitting on a gigantic lotus. She stands like a tree or a mountain and imitates the actions of animals — a fish, a dog, a lion, a tortoise. She celebrates her connection with the life around her and wants her parents (and us) to watch!
Bobby ‘s engaging text and lively illustrations encourage kids and their families to have fun reading together and practicing yoga together.
A great Xmas gift