Teaching yoga to children is different that teaching yoga to adults for many reasons. One of the biggest differences is the use of yoga accessories and props that you use in a kid’s yoga class. Children are very visual and having a few surprises and fun items on hand, while introducing yoga poses, breathing exercises, and mindfulness will really help the kids be more engaged during class.
Here is a list of some of my favorite kids yoga props…..
These Wooden ribbon kites with bells are so much fun! Get creative and do anything with them.
The Bintiva cushioned soccer ball markers are the ideal circle time / floor time seats. The large 14" diameter, soft interior, and mesh exterior creates the ideal, comfortable, learning environment. The space markers are machine washable ensuring a hygienic learning environment.
Kids will enjoy moving around as much as they want on these comfortable mats that feature non-slip texture to keep them safe and stable while they have fun. Choose between 6 different colors that both you and your kids will love. The 60 by 24 inch mat offers plenty of room for most children. Hello Fit’s yoga mats are made of closed cell foam without phthalates, latex, or any heavy metals so you can have peace of mind knowing your children are protected. These mats use closed cell foam that keeps the mat dry and mitigates odors as well as keep dirt and grime away so you can spend less time cleaning.The Hello Fit Kids Short Yoga Mat is a great way for kids to have fun with fitness.
These fun yoga blocks are made to the highest standard for durability, health, & safety. High density EVA foam provides a long lasting support, even under substantial weight, and is free from BPA, chlorides, heavy metals, phenols, latex and other toxic substances. I ”heart” these yoga blocks!
Classic super balls with a galaxy-inspired twist! This pack comes with 20 (1”) bouncy balls with colorful streamers attached. Give them a good bounce and watch them soar into the air with a comet-like trajectory.
Get your kids moving and developing their yoga skills as they move around an obstacle course and jump from stepping stone to stepping stone. These stepping stones are sure to be a hit in your kids yoga class, whether your kids are playing along with the included activities or working on balance poses.
These scarves are square in shape and they are approx. 60 x 60 cm/ 24 x 24 inches, suitable for kids, and lightweight. So many colors to choose from!
Heather Gruber is the owner of YogaFlow and Fitness. She is a certified ACSM Personal Trainer and 500hr certified Yoga teacher in the Birmingham, Alabama area. You can find out more about me at www.yogaflowandfitness.com.
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