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The Importance of Learning Through Play

The Importance of Learning Through Play

**Today's blog post was written by Whitney James, an all-grown-up KAY kid, currently a graduating senior at Elon University** All play is a significant action, according to John Huzinga, one of the top researchers of play in the 20th century. Meaningful play, however,...

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Classic Games with a Yoga Twist

Classic Games with a Yoga Twist

Think back to the good ol' days of recess and PE when you were a child. Do you remember playing classic games like Hopscotch, Duck Duck Goose, or Freeze Tag with your best buddies? There is a reason classic games are still played today - they are FUN! So why reinvent...

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Splish Splash Yoga

Splish Splash Yoga

Want a new challenge for you and your young yogis? Try moving your Kids Yoga practice off the mat and into a swimming pool! Here are some easy ideas for games and activities to really make a splash! Cannonball: Assign a pose and have each child jump into the pool in...

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5 Games to Improve Coordination

5 Games to Improve Coordination

Coordination can be tricky, even for some adults! We all know, and perhaps we were, that kid who is just uncoordinated or klutzy. Yet coordination is something we can build as a young child and improve through the lifespan. Coordination building games can be great fun...

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Full-Blown Pranayama Putt-Putt

Full-Blown Pranayama Putt-Putt

I grew up loving miniature golf. My grandparents have had a camper at Alleghany Mountain Resort at Rainbow Lake since my mother and her brothers and sister were young enough to enjoy the fresh air and open spaces. Much of summer’s free time was spent with aunts,...

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Play Ball!

Play Ball!

Leading a fun and focused Kids Yoga class can be an easy task if you simply use a ball! An old-school, readily-accessible, ever-popular ball. A collection of various-sized balls can create a collection of yoga-based games and activities ready to play in no time at...

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All Games Are Yoga Games

All Games Are Yoga Games

Games are something that all children, no matter what age, love! You can see children completely relax, and older children lose their inhibitions in a really good game. There are already many Yoga games that you can play with kids. However, if you want to find some...

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Keep Your Shoes On!

Keep Your Shoes On!

I'm the first to admit it - one of my favorite parts of teaching yoga to children and adults is kicking off my shoes and being barefoot! Not only is it more comfortable, but going shoeless is good for you, too! You gain better control of your foot position, it...

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Kids Yoga on a Plane

Kids Yoga on a Plane

*Today's blog was written by Whitney James, a former KAY kid and current student at Elon University.* Plane rides are normally not very fun for kids (or adults). There’s usually no wifi, no on-demand movies and tv, and not much movement. Although there are perks, like...

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