Many of my readers are reluctant and/or new readers. The students I serve come from a variety of cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds. I am a hardworking librarian trying to instill the love of reading to a group of enthusiastic readers during this COVID Pandemic. I want students to be excited about coming to the library. My goal is to come up with creative ways to make storytime exciting and interesting.
Yoga-themed storytime is a way to get children moving, focus on their breathing, and allow time to de-stress.
This means that the children will do simple yoga poses and movements into their regular preschool storytimes.
I want to use yoga-themed storytime to get the kids moving, focus on their breathing, and allow time to de-stress. I will use picture books along with appropriate yoga poses to create fun storytimes. Storytime yoga will provide my students the opportunity to move in many ways, including cross-laterally, as they use their bodies to act out stories, express emotions, and move creatively. I want to including yoga in my library storytime programs, so I can help my students learn how to move in a variety of ways without having to think about it.
My plan is to read the book and we will act out the movements as they are described.
When I select the book I will pick an interesting book with engaging illustrations.
I will also use yoga-related picture books, that incorporate yoga poses directly into the stories themselves. Such books as Yummy Yoga (Bauers), Goodmorning Yoga(Gates), and I am Yoga (Verde).
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