Storyland Yoga: Yoga for Kids and Families (ages 3 to 8)
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"Every Parent's Dream" - Yoga Journal "I definitely recommend this DVD" - Dr. Susan Hoffman, MD "A Brilliant light shining for our future!" - Jodie Eastman, Preschool Director Winner of 4 national awards! -- Parent’s Choice Approved, Mom's Choice Gold, Dr. Toy’s Best Green Product and Creative Child Magazine “Preferred Choice” in the Environmentally Friendly Category and picked by Cool Mom Picks. Hosted by Certified Children’s Yoga Instructor, Ahmed Fahmy. Storyland Yoga is a fun-filled adventure that infuses children with an eco-conscious message. Two unique stories, “Save the Whale” and “Condor Trek” engage a child’s imagination through storytelling. Kid’s learn yoga postures by becoming part of the story and imitating animals. Yoga is great exercise and helps to calm children giving them greater focus and increased clarity. Storyland Yoga is equally fun for parents and family members who can benefit from yoga, while enjoying ‘organic time’ with their children. Ages 3 – 8 Condor Trek Run Time: 23:18 Save the Whale Run Time: 18:30 Produced by Playful Planet: ‘Empowering Kids and Their Families to Be Healthy and Live Sustainably.’ 100% Recycled Packaging
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Anyway, we tried this video on the same day and it was a total fail. We tried it again and it was another fail. The teacher in the video seems to be doing more entertaining and storytelling than actual yoga. It doesn't seem to cover a lot of ground for the length of the video and my children were bored by it. It takes a very creative approach at associating stories with poses, which I have to give them credit for. However, it just wasn't that great because my kids didn't like it. It didn't have cute music or anything like the other workout video I mentioned (though the music on the other one is totally amateur, it's still fun for kids and the lyrics are instructional for where the child is supposed to be at in their pose; which is cool.)
I recommend trying the other video I mentioned, if you're looking for a yoga workout to stream for your kids. You may like this one though, who knows. Everyone is different.
The instructor, Ahmed, is engaging and likable, and it's clever the way he renames traditional yoga poses to make them fit into the story. I was afraid that it was going to be too preachy, when I read other reviews saying that it talks a lot about saving the earth/whales/etc., but it was just a lot of fun and not too heavy-handed. My son loved the way Ahmed brought so many animals into it and encouraged the kids to use their imaginations.
My only criticism is that it is sometimes difficult to know what to do next when you're already in a pose, because Ahmed often just shows what to do instead of specifically describing how to do it, so until you're familiar with the story and what comes next, it can be a little disjointed. Otherwise, it's a great yoga intro for kids!