About the Book
Title: Good Night, Animal World: A Kids Yoga Bedtime Story | Author: Giselle Shardlow | Illustrator: Emily Gedzyk | Publication Date: September 20, 2013 | Publisher: Company: Kids Yoga Stories LLC | Pages: 32 | Recommended Ages: 2.5 to 6 years Summary: Say good night to the animals of the world! Calm your mind and body before bedtime by taking a journey around the world with this kids yoga storybook. Join six Kids Yoga Stories characters as you perch like a bald eagle, crouch like a tiger, and curl up like a sloth. The book includes a list of Kids Yoga Poses and a Parent Guide with tips on creating a successful bedtime experience. Learn something new, explore movement, and unwind together before bedtime!
Little one and I have enjoyed this book! Incorporating yoga into the book is something new to us! Isn't it good we could do some exercises while reading the book? Little one could do all except the eagle pose. She loves especially the kangaroo pose!
The story is simple. First, the 6 yoga kids from different continents are being introduced. We learnt how to say 'Hello' in 6 different ways! Then, we proceed saying good night to 12 special animals from the 6 continents. Each yoga kid would introduce their 2 of their own special animals as well as showing us how to do a yoga pose that corresponds to these animals and finally ending the yoga session with a resting pose. (Perfect pose for little one to sleep, I would say! )
Besides introducing yoga and the special animals, the book also gave a glimpse what these animals are doing in their natural habitat.
In addition, the book comes with a geographic map of where these animals are located. There is also a detailed guide towards the back of the book showing how you could use this book.
Some Ideas and Activities you can do with this book
1) Read the book to the child/ children and get them do some yoga together.
2) After reading, get the child/ children to recall what animals appear in the story. You may want to proceed with getting them to do the corresponding yoga pose.
3) Introducing geographic location of the spoken animals.
4) Find out more about the 12 animals and introduce them in greater depth. Some animals are found exclusively in one continent while some are not.
5) Ask your child/ children which animals are not found in your local zoo/ park.
6) Identifying flags of 6 countries (I would prefer to have them in the mirror image though)
This book no doubt is a great introduction to the various animals (some of them we have yet to see before eg. Echidna) and Geography! I shall be continuing doing the yoga poses with little one. Isn't this great for parent-child bonding?
"This book has been so amazing for my 2.5 year old daughter! The illustrations are adorable! She is always so rambunctious at bedtime and this lets her get out some of that excess energy. She loves the book so much that this has been one we read every night. It helps my daughter fall asleep faster which means more time for mom in the evenings." ~ 5 Star Review, cwalt047, Amazon
"Another GREAT book!! I used this book for my kids yoga classes for ages 2-5 years old. After a very active yoga class, we read this book and did the yoga poses before the resting portion of the class. My little yogis loved the pictures and saying Good Night to all of the animals one by one. I played a calming song with some animal noises in the background and we were then able to quiet our minds and bodies for the pose of rest. I think this will become a regular pre-resting story for my classes with this age group. My 5 year old son loves to read this book again and again too! Keep the great books coming!" ~ 5 Star Review, Stacy Daniels - Kids Yoga Teacher, Amazon
"What a delightful book to get young children reading and moving in a wind-down, calming story about saying goodnight to the animals of the world. I am a k-12 Reading Certified teacher who blogs about parenting at The Educator's Spin On It. I am big fan of literacy activities that combine movement and geography in a loving parent / child interaction experience and Good night, Animal World does just that. This book would be a great addition to your book shelf." ~ 5 Star Review, Amanda at The Educators' Spin On It, Amazon
About the Author: Giselle Shardlow
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Good Night, Animal World Blog Tour Schedule (2014)March 10
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Disclosures: We received the book for review. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions are my own.