Active Learning with ABC Yoga Cards (With a Giveaway!)

Learn With Yoga Cards After my discussion earlier this week of crazy-swinging-baby yoga, I thought I’d share a more sane approach to kids’ yoga! I received the Learn With Yoga ABC Yoga Cards for Kids to check out, and I must say, I loved this approach to beginner yoga (for kids and beginner adults alike!).

Designed for kids ages 2 and up, the brightly colored cards combine yoga poses with age-appropriate learning. The cards show a pose for each letter of the alphabet and include verbal cues telling parents how to help the young yogi strike the pose. The cards also include questions related to each pose to teach kids about letters, syllables, rhyming, parts of the body, categorization, spatial concepts and definitions of words related to the pose.

Learn With YogaAlthough my little one is still too young for these cards, I can’t wait to try them out with her as a fun activity later. The cards help kiddos get active and learn about yoga, while the questions and discussions prevent yoga from being boring for kids by engaging them in the learning process. (What kid wants to stay in a pose for very long and concentrate on breathing?) Plus, there are so many questions included for each letter that you could ask just a few about each pose and go through the entire alphabet numerous times before repeating any. Some of the questions will even test your adult brain—seriously, what rhymes with archer? (Marcher?) And while there are many standard yoga poses like cat-cow and down dog, there are others that are just goofy and fun, like Pizza Pie and Windshield Wiper Legs, and a parent’s favorite letter Q—for Quiet. —Erin

Interested in trying out ABC Yoga Cards for yourself? Tell us why in the comments, and you’ll be entered to win a box for yourself! U.S. residents only, please!


Comments

  1. Intown Tumbling says

    These cards would be great for my children’s yoga classes! They already love to sing their abc’s and I think associating the poses with the letters will help retain the information!

  2. Katie Kovacik says

    I saw these in an add at my OBGYNs office at my 26 week check up and HAD to add them! I love yoga, and have been doing as much as I can during my pregnancy. My Dr. even recommended certain poses during the pregnancy due to my back issues. Pre pregnancy, I was doing Bickram Yoga, and hated giving it up! I thought the cards would be a great reference tool for me post delivery. Plus, we are naming our son Archer, and I LOVED that he would have his own yoga stretch!

  3. Katie Terry says

    These cards are such a cute idea. I teach kids yoga and visual aids help keep the class focused. Thy look like fun! I definitely need to try them.

  4. theresa merkel says

    These cards are perfect! Perfect to use with my kindergarten class and perfect to use with the kiddos that I’ll be training over the summer break. As a classroom teacher and a personal trainer these cards will be a great tool for many kids!

  5. Cassie Dixon says

    I teach kid’s yoga in multiple schools. This would be yet ANOTHER way to add classroom curriculum to the enrichment class. We play teacher with asana cards already. Now the children can teach the sound, a rhyming word, start “I’m going on a trip to grandma’s and I’ll teach her the _______”, etc…
    Also, I’d love to share them with the preschool teachers I collaborate with. How valuable to be able to practice yoga within a classroom lesson for 5 or so min.!

  6. Dorie says

    I work with young kids with special needs and their parents, and this would be a great way to help families learn a fun way to keep their kids active and learning at the same time! I love this idea!

  7. erin says

    My son and I would have so much fun with these! He loves to imitate pictures he sees, so it would be fun for him. They would be a great way for us to be active together. Thanks!

  8. Tonya Johnson says

    These cards look like so much fun. I have two little ones that would love them. Also my youngest seems to always be busy and this would keep him busy and in a productive way. Plus I want to learn yoga so this would be a treat for me too.

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