About the Book
Title: Rachel’s Day in the Garden (A Kids Yoga Spring Colors Book) | Author: Giselle Shardlow | Illustrator: | Publication Date: December 23, 2014 | Publisher: Kids Yoga Stories | Number of pages: 34 | Recommended age: 3 to 6 years
Summary: Experience the benefits of yoga while learning about the signs of spring!
Join Rachel as she and her adorable puppy look for signs of spring in the garden. Crawl like a caterpillar, buzz like a bee, and flutter like a butterfly. Discover spring, explore movement, and learn the colors of the rainbow.
The storybook includes a list of kids yoga poses and a parent-teacher guide.
Kids Yoga Stories introduce you to engaging characters who will get your child laughing, moving, and creating. Reading is good for the mind AND body! The story links several yoga poses in a specific sequence to create a coherent and meaningful story.
This spring yoga story for ages 3 to 6 is more than a storybook, but it’s also a unique experience for children. Rachel’s Day in the Garden is the first book in a seasonal yoga book series. The summer yoga book is also now available: Ella’s Summer Fun. The fall and winter ones are in production, coming soon!
I had a lovely time reading this book. I wish I had had something like this when my oldest daughter was younger (she’s 7 now), and my son is still too young to really enjoy this (he’s almost 2). But I think that preschool age kids are the perfect age to love this book and benefit the most out of it. Combining yoga and stories is the way to go with kids, as I had mentioned in a former post about yoga and kids. As the story moves along, the book suggests different yoga poses to “live” the tale with movement along with the main character, Rachel. The drawings are beautiful and the tale simple and sweet: a walk in the garden to enjoy the morning sun. An absolute great way to get the little ones moving and familiar with yoga poses and practice. I was not aware of this books before, but now I know they are a series. I’m looking forward to getting more of these in print for when my son is a little older so we can practice together.
About the Author: Giselle Shardlow
Giselle Shardlow is the author of Kids Yoga Stories. Her yoga stories for kids get children learning, moving, and having fun. Giselle draws from her experiences as a teacher, traveler, yogi, and mom to write the stories. She can be found at the Kids Yoga Stories website or on her Amazon author page.
NOTE: I received a free digital copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.