In my attempt to find something fitting for him to do, I came across a review opportunity for Storyland Yoga from Playful Planet. I had no idea what to expect. The cover is cute and all but would it hold his attention? Would it hold mine? Will he learn the poses?
I made the husband set up the TV in the living room this past weekend so we could try it out and record it. He put the DVD on and our son started to follow along. Since I was in another room when it started when I joined them I felt like I was missing something, this guy is just telling a story. I even made them start it over but I had not missed anything. The DVD was not what I expected. It was better!
No introduction, no going over poses, nothing, just the instructor telling a story. Sure, he did some actions with the story telling and the cute kids followed his cues, as did my cute kid, but I was expecting him to instructed them in proper poses not tell a story.
I lost interest. I half watched as I filmed the little video but my son kept going, kept doing the actions and then something unexpected happened - it ended and with the end the kids in the video executed a series of yoga poses as they should, as I expected them to do right from the start. My son was also able to go through the sequence but, as you can see from the video, still needs a lot of practice.
It was pretty brilliant how Ahmed Fahmy and Playful Planet went from story to yoga. He went slow, repeated the actions that were more challenging and kept everybody moving for the length of the video. These folks at Playful Planet are pretty ingenious.
Who would have thought?
We are getting better (I've joined a few times) and who knows... maybe we will try going to a class now!
FYI - Benefits of yoga for children include: better focus and coordination, self confidence, stress release, not to mention exercise! Doing yoga with your child promotes a strong bond and quality time as well as the added health benefits mentioned. Benefits to buying from Playful Planet? Playful Planet donates a portion of every one of your purchases to causes that support children, the environment, and the world community!
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