Story time Yoga for Preschoolers
Introducing yoga to young children can be a wonderful way to increase physical activity, teach breathing practices, and teach children balance, strength and flexibility. There are promising benefits of children practicing yoga to reduce anxiety and stress (link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29397087) as well as other benefits for health and well-being (link: http://www.yoga4classrooms.com/supporting-research).
When combined with storytelling it can be a creative and fun way to move the body and practice being still. Take more yoga adventures with Cosmic Kids (link: https://www.cosmickids.com/) or Bari Koral (link: https://barikoral.com) who offers great ways to play yoga with children using music, movement and mindfulness. Have fun playing yoga with this Springtime Yoga Story from Cosmic Kids.
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[00:00:10.171]Today we're going to be doing yoga.
[00:00:23.935]Before we start our story
[00:00:25.806]I'm gonna show you some poses.
[00:00:27.426]These are poses from Causima Kids.
[00:00:35.162]I'm going to show you Tweety Bird.
[00:00:38.453]This is Tweety Bird.
[00:00:50.001]I'll show you butterfly pose.
[00:01:00.717]I'm going to show you hello sun.
[00:01:14.790]I'm going to show you rainbow pose.
[00:01:21.736]That's rainbow pose.
[00:01:29.010]Spring is the time of year
[00:01:31.220]when we get all sorts of weather.
[00:01:34.010]We get rain.
[00:01:36.810]Pitter patter pitter patter pitter pitter patter.
[00:01:39.750]Followed by sunshine,
[00:01:44.930]and we say hello sun.
[00:01:51.010]And now say hello to the Earth.
[00:01:56.360]And sometimes, both together,
[00:01:59.850]we get a rainbow.
[00:02:08.360]Stretching our bodies.
[00:02:12.450]Let's look out the window, Savannah,
[00:02:15.280]using our binoculars.
[00:02:19.070]What's the weather like today?
[00:02:22.993]What else do you see?
[00:02:25.317]I see lots of sunshine.
[00:02:29.043]And I see trees.
[00:02:31.880]Can you show me how the trees look outside?
[00:02:40.657]Oh, a tall tree.
[00:02:42.160]What kind of tree are you?
[00:02:49.942]I am a maple tree.
[00:02:52.090]A maple tree.
[00:02:53.850]Do you know that trees can tell us
[00:02:55.650]what kind of season we're in?
[00:02:57.960]In the springtime the trees are covered
[00:03:01.870]with tiny little buds getting ready to grow
[00:03:04.740]into new flowers and leaves.
[00:03:07.350]Can your tree shake the leaves?
[00:03:09.810]Shake, shake, shake, shake, shake, shake, shake, shake.
[00:03:13.200]Wow, I just saw a butterfuly!
[00:03:17.480]Can you show me what the butterfly looks like on the tree?
[00:03:25.800]It lands on the tree and it's a little butterfly
[00:03:28.090]with colorful wings.
[00:03:30.430]What color are your butterfly wings?
[00:03:35.230]Oh, are they rainbow?
[00:03:36.670]Can you lift up one leg and show me the color,
[00:03:39.510]and then lift up the other leg
[00:03:41.220]and show me the other color?
[00:03:47.780]That's a beautiful butterfly.
[00:03:51.230]She flutters off and we have to follow
[00:03:53.880]her to get ready to go out.
[00:03:59.140]She's fluttering away.
[00:04:00.440]She's fluttering away with her wings.
[00:04:02.360]Where is she going?
[00:04:04.950]Where is the butterfly going?
[00:04:06.431]Brr! We get ourselves,
[00:04:09.090]because it's chilly when we go outside in the air
[00:04:11.930]so we need to wrap up really warm
[00:04:15.940]and hug our body so tight to keep it warm.
[00:04:20.460]Now let's get our boots on to go outside.
[00:04:24.307]Oh, stretch up high.
[00:04:27.000]Stretch your knee up high.
[00:04:29.100]Yes, one more time.
[00:04:30.770]Stretch on that boot.
[00:04:33.610]You're doing so well putting on that boot.
[00:04:37.000]Now outside we're going to go on our bicycle.
[00:04:41.270]Show me riding your bicycle.
[00:04:44.377]Riding your bicycle.
[00:04:45.462]Riding your bicycle.
[00:04:46.670]Here we go down in the fields.
[00:04:48.730]The sun is shining and the air is fresh
[00:04:51.150]so we stop and we stand really strong
[00:04:54.630]with our knees into the ground,
[00:04:56.420]our feet into the ground and we take
[00:04:58.440]a deep breath in
[00:05:02.890]and let the breath out.
[00:05:06.060]And a deep breath in again.
[00:05:09.590]And a deep breath out.
[00:05:14.150]And all of a sudden I see a Tweety Bird.
[00:05:19.410]Can you show me the Tweety Bird?
[00:05:24.529]Oh, Tweety Bird. Does the Tweety Bird make a sound?
[00:05:27.924]Tweet, tweet, tweet, tweet, tweet, tweet, tweet.
[00:05:31.940]All of a sudden,
[00:05:33.090]I see some clouds coming into the sky.
[00:05:36.100]So we lay down and we look at the clouds.
[00:05:41.310]What shapes of clouds do you see?
[00:05:43.400]Take a deep breath in.
[00:05:47.329]Ah, let that out.
[00:05:49.050]Tell me about the cloud that you see.
[00:05:51.950]I see upside down clouds
[00:05:57.450]and I see straight clouds
[00:06:01.800]and I see wavy clouds
[00:06:05.500]and I see clouds that kind of look like hair.
[00:06:12.990]All of a sudden, you see a dark cloud
[00:06:15.460]and it's going to start raining
[00:06:16.760]so you have to jump up
[00:06:18.650]and get on your bicycle again.
[00:06:21.570]You get on your bicycle.
[00:06:22.500]You get on your bicycle.
[00:06:25.250]Your bicycle tire broke.
[00:06:27.730]Now you have to take a boat down the river.
[00:06:30.660]So you get on your boat
[00:06:32.780]and you have to get on your boat
[00:06:34.510]and you have to try to get where you're going.
[00:06:37.000]And you gotta pick your feet up
[00:06:38.470]in your boat and you gotta work fast on the side.
[00:06:42.590]Row, row on the side.
[00:06:43.990]And then row on the other side.
[00:06:45.820]Row, row, row, row, row.
[00:06:47.580]Oh, you made it.
[00:06:48.920]Hurry up, get out of the boat I hear thunder.
[00:06:52.040]Clap, clap thunder.
[00:06:53.460]Do you hear it?
[00:06:54.293]Clap, above your head, clap, clap thunder.
[00:06:58.310]Down low, down low I hear more clapping and thunder.
[00:07:01.577]Get the rain bubbles
[00:07:05.410]Catch the rain bubbles.
[00:07:08.060]And now you hear lots of thunder.
[00:07:11.070]Thunder with the rain, it's coming down.
[00:07:16.330]Look at all the rain coming down.
[00:07:25.570]And then all of a sudden you realize
[00:07:27.300]it's coming down even more and more
[00:07:28.570]so you need to hurry and get home
[00:07:30.300]so rush, rush, rush home.
[00:07:31.400]Rush, rush, rush, rush, rush, rush.
[00:07:34.670]Keep running, keep running.
[00:07:36.300]You're getting there, you're getting there.
[00:07:37.640]Oh, you arrived at the door, so you open the door
[00:07:42.560]and then you get inside and you take off your boots
[00:07:47.630]on both legs and then you go to your bed
[00:07:51.930]and you lay down
[00:07:55.900]and you take in some deep breathes.
[00:08:06.983]Was that a fun springtime adventure?
[00:08:11.149]Thank you for playing yoga with us.
[00:08:14.300]Have a beautiful day.
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