At Renew Mama Studio, we incorporate books into many of our weekly kids classes as well as our Renew Yoga for Preschoolers Program. There are SO many great yoga, mindfulness, and movement books out there for kids, but here are some of our absolute favorites:
Head to Toe by Eric Carle
You probably already have this book at home! Such a classic book with simple movements that you can do with your child. Pretend to be animals and make the movements they make in the book!
Good Morning Yoga, Goodnight Yoga, and Yoga Friends by Mariam Gates
These books are so great, especially at home! They take you through a pose-by-pose wake up or wind down yoga story. Yoga Friends is all about partner poses! We like to bring this books out during kids and family yoga classes to get our yogis to work together on their poses.
Yoga Bug, Yoga Bear, Yoga Whale by Sarah Jane Hinder
Sarah Jane Hinder makes the world of yoga simple and approachable for kids. She transforms traditional yoga poses into animal poses that are easily understood by little ones! Young kids might not be able to grasp the concept of Happy Baby pose but they can be a Flipped Beetle or an Octopus.
I Am Yoga and I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness by Susan Verde
Such beautifully illustrated books with wonderful messages!
Zoo Zen: A Yoga Story for Kids by Kirsten Fischer
We’re telling you, animal themes are one of the best ways to get little ones into yoga! In this book, a young girl learns yoga from her animal friends at the zoo.
Calm with The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
The classic Eric Carle character, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, teaches us to take deep breaths and count to ten to calm our bodies and mind when we’re feeling fluttery. This is a great one because kids are typically familiar with the original story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, which helps draw them into this new story.
The ABCs of Yoga for Kids by Theresa Power
Think of this as a dictionary of yoga poses! We like to pick a few letters and practice those corresponding letters. At home, a great way to do this is to practice the poses that go with the letters in your child’s name, or other familiar words. So fun and educational too!
Let us know in the comments if you have any favorite kids yoga, movement, or mindfulness books of your own! We’re always open to learning more and expanding our collection. If you’re looking to get your kids into yoga and movement, drop-in or grab a 3 Month Kids Pass and join us for any of the kids classes on our weekly schedule!