Children's Corner: Good Night, Animal WorldTuesday, March 11, 2014
Today's Children's Corner post is a little different as I have the priveledge to be part of a Blog Tour for a new book! This quick read was a ton of fun, and since this is a tour, there is a giveaway at the end of the post for you all - I mean isn't that great?
Reading List's Personal Review
To be honest, when I first read the introduction for this book I starting thinking this wasn't going to be for us at all. My kids have a pretty good bed routine, and I wasn't sure adding in an actual physical activity would be for us. But then I decided to try it before middle of the day rest time/nap time, and suddenly this book was perfect!
My boys love animals - more specifically they love pretending to be crazy loud animals. And this book fed that love easily. We learned about a couple of new animals, and discussed where different animals lived as we read the book straight through. Then after reading it, we spent about ten minutes trying out the different poses inspired by the animals in the book. It was fun.
I'm not sure it actually helped with rest time, but I felt good knowing I had physically engaged these little guys before they had to be still for a little while. Plus it was a great opportunity to silly together - I mean lets be honest, little kids doing yoga with a pregnant mommy is simply silly!
I'd recommend this book to families with kids around 3-5 as the simple text and illustrations might not capture older kids, while younger kids might not be will to give the poses a try (unless they are copying older brother!).
About the Author: Giselle Shardlow
Giselle Shardlow Giselle Shardlow is the author of Kids Yoga Stories. Her yoga-inspired children’s books get children moving, learning, and having fun. Giselle draws from her experiences as a teacher, traveler, yogi, and mom to write the stories found at www.kidsyogastories.com or on Amazon (amazon.com/author/giselleshardlow) worldwide.
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* $25 Blog Tour Giveaway *
Prize: $25 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal cash (winner’s choice) Contest ends: April 8, 11:59 pm, 2014 Open: Internationally How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by the author, Giselle Shardlow and is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send and email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com.
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