Yoga Storytime:Integrating Technology, Literacy,         and Movement
YogaFamily Storytime
FLEXIBL   E      • Yoga is peace. Raise your            hand to speak. A word aboutFREDDY      restlessness.          • Yo...
Sitting Happy: Lotus Flower
Breathing Like WavesBreathe in as wave comes inBreathe out as wave goes out
TumbleBooks
www.libraryvisit.org/
Meditation Exercise
Namaste                              “I bow to the goodness in you.”       Namaste is what you sayto the good in you and t...
Sun, sunSun Salutations     I salute the sun                    I open my heart                        To everyone.       ...
Sun Salutations• Mountain pose• Hands in heart position• Breathing in
Sun, Sun• Reach arms overhead• Still breathing in
I salute the sun• Exhale (breathe out)• Head to knees• Hands to the ground  (if possible)
I open my heart• Inhale (breathe in)• Halfway up• Straight back
To everyone• Exhale• Head to knees again• Can you reach more this  time?
The sun rises•   Inhale•   Left foot back•   Runner’s pose•   Right foot    between hands
And the sun sets• Exhale• Right leg back to plank• Like you’re about to do  a push-up
The whole world• Inhale• Lower knees down• Advanced move: instead  of lowering knees down,  do the down part of a  push-up
In my heart rests• Exhale• Lie on floor• Hands outside of  shoulders
Again I rise• Inhale up• Cobra pose
Ready to live• Exhale• Bottom in the air• Downward dog
Happy to be• Inhale• Left foot between  hands• Runner’s pose
And ready to give• Exhale• Head to knees
Sun, sun• Inhale• Halfway up again• Straight back
I salute the sun• Exhale• Forward bend• Head to knees
I open my heart• Big inhale• Arms up over head• Clap if you want
To everyone• Exhale• Hands back into heart  space
Sun Salutations• Mountain pose• Hands in heart position• Breathing in
Sun, Sun• Reach arms overhead• Still breathing in
I salute the sun• Exhale (breathe out)• Head to knees• Hands to the ground  (if possible)
I open my heart• Inhale (breathe in)• Halfway up• Straight back
To everyone• Exhale• Head to knees again• Can you reach more this  time?
The sun rises•   Inhale•   Left foot back•   Runner’s pose•   Right foot    between hands
And the sun sets• Exhale• Right leg back to plank• Like you’re about to do  a push-up
The whole world• Inhale• Lower knees down• Advanced move: instead  of lowering knees down,  do the down part of a  push-up
In my heart rests• Exhale• Lie on floor• Hands outside of  shoulders
Again I rise• Inhale up• Cobra pose
Ready to live• Exhale• Bottom in the air• Downward dog
Happy to be• Inhale• Left foot between  hands• Runner’s pose
And ready to give• Exhale• Head to knees
Sun, sun• Inhale• Halfway up again• Straight back
I salute the sun• Exhale• Forward bend• Head to knees
I open my heart• Big inhale• Arms up over head• Clap if you want
To everyone• Exhale• Hands back into heart  space
Time for a StoryThe Rabbit in the Moon
Retell Story with Yoga Poses
Once there was a beautiful, lush FOREST
In the forest lived an ELEPHANT
a MONKEY
an OTTER
and a RABBIT
The rabbit called the animals together, and theyspoke of how fortunate they were to live in such                   abundan...
To demonstrate their gratitude, they decided tobring gifts to the next person to enter the forest.
The MAN IN THE MOON heard their plan for gift-giving and decided to test them
The MAN IN THE MOON changed       into a HUMAN
And entered the beautiful FOREST
As promised, the elephant brought           him water
The monkey gathered fruits
The otter caught fresh fish
And the rabbit built a fire and   prepared to jump in…
The man in the moon whochanged into a human plucked the       rabbit from the air
He then lifted the rabbit to the                 moonAnd to this day, rabbit has lived on the moon.
Can you see the rabbit in the          moon?
Think of an Animal…Make up your OWN yoga pose!
Final Story With Yoga:      Moon Child
Ocean of OmsOm is the sound of the universe
Possum Pose
Namaste
Resources• Demaria, Michael Brant. Ocean. CD. Ontos Music, 2008.• Krilanovich, Nadia. Moon Child. Berkeley: Tricycle Press...
Does your library offer Christmas           programs?   Decorate eggs in the spring?Have a “holiday” section? If so, what ...
What Libraries Can Use from YogaEmotional and Physical Benefits• Breathing   Peace/Calmness/Relaxation   – Counting to te...
“Deep-Breathing Stroll” (p22) 101 Relaxation Games for Children : Finding a Little Peace and               Quiet in Betwee...
What Libraries Can Use from YogaEmotional and Physical Benefits • Breathing    Peace/Calmness/Relaxation • Positive Attit...
Positive Attitude ActivitiesItsy Bitsy Yoga for Toddlers and          101 Relaxation Games for Children :Preschoolers: 8-M...
What Libraries Can Use from YogaEmotional and Physical Benefits• Breathing   Peace/Calmness/Relaxation• Positive Attitude...
What Libraries Can Use from YogaEmotional and Physical Benefits• Breathing   Peace/Calmness/Relaxation• Positive Attitude...
Laughter Yoga                or Laughter Exercises            Instead of different kinds of claps?    Resources           ...
What Libraries Can Use from YogaEmotional and Physical Benefits• Breathing   Peace/Calmness/Relaxation• Positive Attitude...
Learning Through MovementHealthy bodies lead to healthy brains that are able to learn.The Need to Move More               ...
Full Body Rhymes   “I Can Breathe” (p.148)                          Twinkle, Twinkle Variation   Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Toddl...
Questions? Ideas? Contact Us!• Worldcat.org bibliography:  http://www.worldcat.org/profiles/Fordeeto/lists/2154003• This P...
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  • Our programs are influenced by the desires and needs of our community. Just as we might offer a Christmas program, advertising a yoga influenced or pure yoga programs helps patrons decide whether to attend or not. The library can acknowledge and celebrate diversity and be influenced by or integrate some goals of yoga without getting into “religion” -- mentioning concepts of God or prayer.
  • Instead of different kinds of claps/celebrations at the end of an activity, try a laughter exercise!
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    1. 1. Yoga Storytime:Integrating Technology, Literacy, and Movement
    2. 2. YogaFamily Storytime
    3. 3. FLEXIBL E • Yoga is peace. Raise your hand to speak. A word aboutFREDDY restlessness. • Yoga is reflection. Please watch teacher before you perform yoga move. • Yoga is happy. Please don’t make Freddy unhappy. Be positive!
    4. 4. Sitting Happy: Lotus Flower
    5. 5. Breathing Like WavesBreathe in as wave comes inBreathe out as wave goes out
    6. 6. TumbleBooks
    7. 7. www.libraryvisit.org/
    8. 8. Meditation Exercise
    9. 9. Namaste “I bow to the goodness in you.” Namaste is what you sayto the good in you and the good in me. Say Namaste, everyday and the world will live in harmony.Song from Sydney Solis’ Storytime Yoga, available at our library.
    10. 10. Sun, sunSun Salutations I salute the sun I open my heart To everyone. The sun rises And the sun sets The whole world In my heart rests. Again I rise Ready to live Happy to be And ready to give. Sun, sun I salute the sun I open my heart To everyone.
    11. 11. Sun Salutations• Mountain pose• Hands in heart position• Breathing in
    12. 12. Sun, Sun• Reach arms overhead• Still breathing in
    13. 13. I salute the sun• Exhale (breathe out)• Head to knees• Hands to the ground (if possible)
    14. 14. I open my heart• Inhale (breathe in)• Halfway up• Straight back
    15. 15. To everyone• Exhale• Head to knees again• Can you reach more this time?
    16. 16. The sun rises• Inhale• Left foot back• Runner’s pose• Right foot between hands
    17. 17. And the sun sets• Exhale• Right leg back to plank• Like you’re about to do a push-up
    18. 18. The whole world• Inhale• Lower knees down• Advanced move: instead of lowering knees down, do the down part of a push-up
    19. 19. In my heart rests• Exhale• Lie on floor• Hands outside of shoulders
    20. 20. Again I rise• Inhale up• Cobra pose
    21. 21. Ready to live• Exhale• Bottom in the air• Downward dog
    22. 22. Happy to be• Inhale• Left foot between hands• Runner’s pose
    23. 23. And ready to give• Exhale• Head to knees
    24. 24. Sun, sun• Inhale• Halfway up again• Straight back
    25. 25. I salute the sun• Exhale• Forward bend• Head to knees
    26. 26. I open my heart• Big inhale• Arms up over head• Clap if you want
    27. 27. To everyone• Exhale• Hands back into heart space
    28. 28. Sun Salutations• Mountain pose• Hands in heart position• Breathing in
    29. 29. Sun, Sun• Reach arms overhead• Still breathing in
    30. 30. I salute the sun• Exhale (breathe out)• Head to knees• Hands to the ground (if possible)
    31. 31. I open my heart• Inhale (breathe in)• Halfway up• Straight back
    32. 32. To everyone• Exhale• Head to knees again• Can you reach more this time?
    33. 33. The sun rises• Inhale• Left foot back• Runner’s pose• Right foot between hands
    34. 34. And the sun sets• Exhale• Right leg back to plank• Like you’re about to do a push-up
    35. 35. The whole world• Inhale• Lower knees down• Advanced move: instead of lowering knees down, do the down part of a push-up
    36. 36. In my heart rests• Exhale• Lie on floor• Hands outside of shoulders
    37. 37. Again I rise• Inhale up• Cobra pose
    38. 38. Ready to live• Exhale• Bottom in the air• Downward dog
    39. 39. Happy to be• Inhale• Left foot between hands• Runner’s pose
    40. 40. And ready to give• Exhale• Head to knees
    41. 41. Sun, sun• Inhale• Halfway up again• Straight back
    42. 42. I salute the sun• Exhale• Forward bend• Head to knees
    43. 43. I open my heart• Big inhale• Arms up over head• Clap if you want
    44. 44. To everyone• Exhale• Hands back into heart space
    45. 45. Time for a StoryThe Rabbit in the Moon
    46. 46. Retell Story with Yoga Poses
    47. 47. Once there was a beautiful, lush FOREST
    48. 48. In the forest lived an ELEPHANT
    49. 49. a MONKEY
    50. 50. an OTTER
    51. 51. and a RABBIT
    52. 52. The rabbit called the animals together, and theyspoke of how fortunate they were to live in such abundance.
    53. 53. To demonstrate their gratitude, they decided tobring gifts to the next person to enter the forest.
    54. 54. The MAN IN THE MOON heard their plan for gift-giving and decided to test them
    55. 55. The MAN IN THE MOON changed into a HUMAN
    56. 56. And entered the beautiful FOREST
    57. 57. As promised, the elephant brought him water
    58. 58. The monkey gathered fruits
    59. 59. The otter caught fresh fish
    60. 60. And the rabbit built a fire and prepared to jump in…
    61. 61. The man in the moon whochanged into a human plucked the rabbit from the air
    62. 62. He then lifted the rabbit to the moonAnd to this day, rabbit has lived on the moon.
    63. 63. Can you see the rabbit in the moon?
    64. 64. Think of an Animal…Make up your OWN yoga pose!
    65. 65. Final Story With Yoga: Moon Child
    66. 66. Ocean of OmsOm is the sound of the universe
    67. 67. Possum Pose
    68. 68. Namaste
    69. 69. Resources• Demaria, Michael Brant. Ocean. CD. Ontos Music, 2008.• Krilanovich, Nadia. Moon Child. Berkeley: Tricycle Press, 2010.• Reynolds, Peter. The Dot. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, 2003.• Solis, Sydney. Storytime Yoga: Teaching Yoga to Children Through Story. Boulder, CO: Mythic Yoga Studio, 2006.
    70. 70. Does your library offer Christmas programs? Decorate eggs in the spring?Have a “holiday” section? If so, what holidays are represented?
    71. 71. What Libraries Can Use from YogaEmotional and Physical Benefits• Breathing  Peace/Calmness/Relaxation – Counting to ten when angry…
    72. 72. “Deep-Breathing Stroll” (p22) 101 Relaxation Games for Children : Finding a Little Peace and Quiet in Between by Allison BartlBreathe deeply for four countsHold one or two countsMake a (hissing) sound as you breathe out four countsAfter a rhythm is established, stroll around the room (with a partner?)
    73. 73. What Libraries Can Use from YogaEmotional and Physical Benefits • Breathing  Peace/Calmness/Relaxation • Positive Attitude – Letting go of the negative – Cultivating the positive
    74. 74. Positive Attitude ActivitiesItsy Bitsy Yoga for Toddlers and 101 Relaxation Games for Children :Preschoolers: 8-Minute Routines to Help Finding a Little Peace and Quiet inYour Child Grow Smarter, be Happier, Between by Allison Bartl (p50)and Behave Better by Helen Garabedian(p198) • One by one, participants get• I (both fists to your heart) the bottle of bubbles, think• Like (open arms to the about something bothering her/him, and blow the sides) troubles away.• Ask a question, child responds (e.g. What color do you like?)• Orange! (bring arms in, hug self, and wiggle side to side)• (repeat three times with same answer)
    75. 75. What Libraries Can Use from YogaEmotional and Physical Benefits• Breathing  Peace/Calmness/Relaxation• Positive Attitude• Self-reflection/self-esteem – Repeat affirmations which are “I Can” or “I Am” positive statements = chants, cheers, or action rhymes
    76. 76. What Libraries Can Use from YogaEmotional and Physical Benefits• Breathing  Peace/Calmness/Relaxation• Positive Attitude• Self-reflection/self-esteem• Building Community / Parent and Child Bonding
    77. 77. Laughter Yoga or Laughter Exercises Instead of different kinds of claps? Resources Some Examples• http://www.laughteryoga.org/ • Lion:• http://lyinstitute.org/ http://www.youtube.com/• watch?v=HFynQHRV6hc http://www.youtube.com/ • One Meter:• The Great Big Anthology of http://youtu.be/gHy5NAua Laughter Exercises: 500 hA8?t=17s Laughter Exercises for Health, Fun and Friendship by Jeffrey • Ho, Ho … Ha, Ha, Ha! Chant: Briar Clap on each syllable.• We already use joke books, silly Maybe walk in a circle. stories, and tickle rhymes • Ho Ho Ha Ha Laughter Song: http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=x4KyTb8-N6A
    78. 78. What Libraries Can Use from YogaEmotional and Physical Benefits• Breathing  Peace/Calmness/Relaxation• Positive Attitude• Self-reflection/self-esteem• Building Community / Parent and Child Bonding• Exercise – stretching and strength training
    79. 79. Learning Through MovementHealthy bodies lead to healthy brains that are able to learn.The Need to Move More Kinesthetic/Early Literacy• Move It Movement: Learning http://www.fitness.gov/ • Acknowledge various• NFL Movement for an modes of learning (e.g. Active Generation: Gardner’s multiple http://www.nfl.com/play60 intelligences)• National Guidelines for • ECRR: Putting movements Physical Activity: to words helps http://www.aahperd.org/na vocabulary/language spe/about/results.cfm acquisition  fingerplays & action rhymes  entire movement/music or sensory programs
    80. 80. Full Body Rhymes “I Can Breathe” (p.148) Twinkle, Twinkle Variation Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Toddlers and Preschoolers: (p76-7 and 79-81) 8-Minute Routines to Help Your Child Grow Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Toddlers and Preschoolers: Smarter, be Happier, and Behave Better by 8-Minute Routines to Help Your Child Grow Helen Garabedian Smarter, be Happier, and Behave Better byI can breathe & wiggle Helen GarabedianI can breathe & giggle • Legs apart, breathe, andI can breathe & run stretch armsI can breathe & have fun • Teeter back and forth toI can breathe & do anything! syllables in rhymeThink, breathe, go! (clap, clap, clap) • Between verses do “FallingThink, breathe, go! (clap, clap, clap) Star” = fall arm to one foot then stretchThink, breathe, go! (clap, clap, clap)
    81. 81. Questions? Ideas? Contact Us!• Worldcat.org bibliography: http://www.worldcat.org/profiles/Fordeeto/lists/2154003• This PowerPoint:• Allie Graf agraf@libraryvisit.org• Hayley McEwing hmcewing@libraryvisit.org http://librarieslearnlead.blogspot.com/

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