Genre: Children's book
Join Rachel as she and her adorable puppy look for signs of spring in the garden. Crawl like a caterpillar, buzz like a bee, and flutter like a butterfly. Discover spring, explore movement, and learn the colors of the rainbow! Age group: Preschoolers ages 3-6.
Where to find the book:
Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/1RzYXCK
Book Sales Page: http://www.kidsyogastories.com/product/rachels-day-in-the-garden/
My Review: I absolutely love this little book! It can help with color recognition, along with giving children (and parents) the opportunity to practice ten different yoga poses. Each pose is related to a keyword in the text of the story, and they are all summarized at the end of the book. There is also a guide at the end of the book for parents/teachers, to help you get the most out of the book.
At first glance, the illustrations in the book seem like most other picture books, but if you look again, you will see that they have a collage quality to them, appearing to be made of a variety of materials.
The story is also one that can be read without using the yoga poses, for a quiet time activity, talking about the colors and the things Rachel and her dog do/discover in the garden.
**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.**
My Rating: Five stars
Giselle Shardlow is the author of Kids Yoga Stories. Her yoga books for kids get children learning, moving, and having fun. Giselle draws from her experiences as a teacher, traveler, yogi, and mom to write the yoga stories found at www.kidsyogastories.com/store or on Amazon(amazon.com/author/giselleshardlow) worldwide. The purpose of her yoga books is to foster happy, healthy, and globally educated children. She lives in Boston with her husband and daughter.
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