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Yoga Motion - Yoga DVD for Kids Ages 2.5+
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70 of 71 people found the following review helpful
on October 24, 2011
We received this as a gift. My children are 6, 4, and 2.5--and they all LOVE it! One of my children is high-functioning autistic (and sensory processing disorder) and he not only is able to follow along--he now SEEKS doing this yoga video! Many times when he's been overwhelmed/overstimulated he's asked to do this video. He'll even do moves/actions/words from the video (without watching it at the same time) now to help him calm down (and he's initiating this himself 80% of the time--which is amazing for him to be seeking ways to calm himself without being cued). It's a great tool for me, as a mom, for when I see him getting overwhelmed, I can cue him to do "star fish pose" or "happy baby" or to show me "downward facing dog--and let me hear you howl!"

It's a great tool in my bag of "tricks" to help ALL of my children. The end of the video has great calming poses that are great to add to bedtime routines--especially those days that are chaotic and the kids need more settling--this has been INCREDIBLY helpful!

I love that there is the option to do it all at one time--or that you can do it "chapter-by-chapter." The icons separating the chapters are cute and the kids readily identify them (and specify which chapters they want to do).

It's very engaging and easy for the kids to follow along! I love that it's ONE person to follow--there are no distractions, it's not over-stimulating, yet it still captures their attention! I highly recommend it!
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51 of 54 people found the following review helpful
on June 14, 2012
This DVD is pretty boring. On the cover all you see is kids doing the poses. There were NO kids in the sections we watched. The DVD is a lone woman doing the poses and making animal sounds. She was not even able to hold my attention, much less my 3 year old grandson's. I don't know how it got so many positive reviews. I was a teacher and school counselor for 30 years and know that kids like to watch DVDs that allow them to follow other kids. I've seen countless DVDs that kids LOVED! This would not be one of them.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on September 16, 2011
My kids love this DVD! I have 5 year old twin boys and an 8 year old daughter and they love this yoga DVD. I love how the video can be viewed in segments or in it's entirety. My kids have completed the whole DVD a few times, but with our busy schedule it gives us a lot of flexibility with how much time we want to commit. My kids often do 2-3 segments (10-15 min) in the morning. I find it a great way to wake up my kids and get their bodies moving for the day.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on December 29, 2011
I purchased this DVD for my 6year old daughter and I to do together. My 4 year old son has joined in and loves it as well. This is exactly what I was looking for...kid friendly yoga poses with wonderful positive messages for my daughter. Being able to chant I am strong I am capable while doing warrior pose is such a great message for children. And, it's fun, too. They love flying to Thailand and Africa on their airplane during airplane pose! I personally love doing yoga with the instructor Lindsay as well. She is fabulous! Everyone should have this DVD. Can't wait for the next one!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on December 10, 2012
This video had great reviews, so that's why I bought it. I just can't get my daughter to pay attention to it at all, although she likes to watch me do yoga and to mimic me. The adult instructor and plain background do not keep her attention. She keeps asking where the kids on the box are - they aren't in the dvd at all, just on the box. Turning the poses into animal names was a fun idea, but not enough to get her to pay attention at all.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on March 25, 2012
This DVD is very well done and is very easy to follow. My 18 month old daughter hands me this DVD and wants to see it almost as often as her disney movies! She only does a couple of poses, but loves to watch it and seems to catch onto something new each time. So I'm sure as she reaches the recommended age of 2.5, she'll be able to interact with the whole thing. So even if your child is a little younger, I wouldn't hesitate to buy this...As a mom, it's a fun thing for me to do as well to get a little yoga in, while involving my little one in the process and making fun animal sounds with each pose.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
My two year old loved watching an old yoga dvd I had. She accidentally snapped it so I bought this one, based on reviews. I like that there aren't any distractions in the background, but that's about it. The menu is slow to respond. The instructor goes through each pose in a very short time. My daughter barely makes it into one pose before she has to move onto the next. So, perhaps this dvd isn't for her. The fact that the leader seems to speed through everything is the feature we like the least. She also has a very high pitched, fast paced voice but it lacks sincerity. I think this would be better if the leader were with actual children, spoke more calmly and slowed down. My daughter barely pays attention to this.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Looking for a unique kid's yoga DVD with no distractions? Then the new Yoga Motion DVD by Namaste Kid would be a great one to get! The unique thing about this kids yoga DVD is that it has no distractions in the background. Just a kid-friendly yoga instructor on her yoga mat on a plain white background. They have found that this format works well with young kids short attention spans and also works well with kids who have ADHD, Autism, etc...

We have already found this to be true with smany of the kids we work with at the JD McCarty Center. One of our Physical Therapists was reviewing the DVD and two children with special needs who happened to be in the exercise room at that time were immediately captivated by the DVD and started to follow along. I also have used the DVD in our therapeutic kids yoga group and have given copies to many of our patients. Their feedback has all been positive.

While the DVD was designed for young kids (2.5 to 8 years old), it also would be appropriate for older kids that need a simplified format with no distractions.

Why does a "distraction-free" background matter? See details in my review of this DVD on the OMazing Kids blog.

Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, IAYT, RCYP-2
Speech-Language Pathologist
Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC - inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities
Facebook: OMazingKidsYoga
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on October 21, 2011
As a Children's Yoga Teacher/Studio Owner, Classroom Teacher and mother to two young boys, I whole-heartedly recommend this DVD! I love the distraction free background and Lindsay is a great yoga guide. My boys often request to watch and do Yoga Motion and I know they are not just "watching TV". Also, great for the classroom, as you can play a short yoga flow in between subjects, at Morning Meeting, or when you have a few minutes to fill. A great addition to your DVD library!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon May 29, 2012
It's our favorite of all of the kids' yoga videos we have (we have a few!), and even I enjoy doing the video with them. I modify the poses a little bit to make them more of a workout for me. For example, she has the kids walk from forward bend to down dog, but I quickly go through lunges to get there. My kids love to choose and talk about the different sections, like "shapes," or "yoga flow." My seven-year-old will play along, but my three-year-old loves it and will actually do about half the video herself on her own yoga mat, which is so adorable it's worth the price of the video just to see!
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