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    Yoga and Reading.

    They say that a child remembers something better when they actually experience it, versus just being told something or reading about it.  And we can imagine, that if you read something as well as experience it, the memory will recall even more.  Reading a book and doing yoga go hand-in-hand and here's how it can be done.

    For example, take a book such as Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle.  In the story, we are introduced to 9 different animals (all different colors) and a teacher.  There's a brown bear, red bird, yellow duck, blue horse, green frog, purple cat, white dog, black sheep, gold fish, and teacher with glasses.  Did you know that there's a yoga pose that can be done with each of these animals?  The poses may not flow as smoothly as yoga should, but they get the kids active and recalling the book and poses much easier when combined.  You can combine yoga with any book that you read, or even revolve yoga moves around a topic that is being taught in school to help children recollect.



    Tip #1: Don't forget to do floor moves as well as standing moves.

    Tip #2: Always remember to counter-stretch.

    Tip #3: Remember to stretch both sides of the body.  For example, if a child does tree pose with their left foot on the floor, they should also do the right foot on the floor.