One of my favorite things about teaching kids yoga is being able to bring my love of children’s literature into each and every class. As an elementary teacher it seems a natural fit to use yoga poses to retell stories, reaching a whole other level of learning. I’ve done lessons in my classroom that go along with Goodnight Gorilla and The Snowy Day. In the yoga studio I’ve paired yoga with Today I Feel Silly and This is My Hair. It’s basically my favorite thing.
I am starting the steps towards, perhaps, realizing a dream to help other classroom teachers bring yoga into a literacy block or to see some poses during library story time. I’ve had a few lesson plans available on Teachers Pay Teachers (TPT) for about a year now. The next step is to see if any book publisher would be interested in putting together a book of yoga lessons based on children’s literature. Exciting!! Scary!! Confusing!! (Any help appreciated.)
When you have a passion for something, it never feels like work! You may, like me, have no idea how to put all the wheels in motion but that is part of the fun. I hope you pursue whatever passions you have. I hope the little and young yogis in your life also get to do the same. There are innumerable possibilities out there for you!