The idea of reading conjures up images of evenings spent snuggled up under a blanket with your little one; igniting their imagination before they go to sleep. Let’s shake that idea up a bit with books that inspire you and your kids to get up and get active!
This collection of five stories encourage kids to move along with the story. From wiggling to yoga, these books have it all!
Goodnight Yoga: A Pose by Pose Bedtime Story by Miriam Gates
We know what you’re thinking – a bedtime story that will encourage my kid to get up and move…and make it impossible for them to sleep! Not so! Goodnight Yoga is a pose by pose bedtime story that offers a good stretch and a peaceful frame of mind for kids before they go to sleep.
From Head to Toe by Eric Carle
This story may not be for bedtime, but for a rainy day spent inside it’s perfect! This interactive story invites kids to watch and play along as the elephants stomp, the monkeys wave their arms and the giraffes stretch their necks. Eric Carle, the creator of such beloved books as The Very Hungry Caterpillar, brings you a fun story that inspires you to be silly and move!
Wiggle by Doreen Cronin
Youngsters can’t be expected to sit still while listening to this energetic read-aloud featuring an animated doggie who wiggles in a variety of situations—some fantastic and funny! The rhymes are fun and the actions you and your kids are encouraged to participate in are silly and will have you giggling wiggling your way through the story.
The Baby Hustle: An interactive book with wiggles and giggles! By Jane Schoenberg
Speaking of giggles and wiggles, are you familiar with The Baby Hustle? Of course you are! It’s a hectic dance performedby all parents every morning while they’re trying to get ready, get baby ready and literally hustle out the door. This hilarious and relatable story will appeal to little ones and their parents alike and with its movable pieces that show you how to hustle along with the story.
I am Yoga by Susan Verde
Susan Verde is a certified yoga instructor and along with illustrator Peter H. Reynolds she shows children that with yoga they have the power to transform into an eagle or a star. Not only does it strengthen bodies and calm minds, but with a little imagination, it can show us that anything is possible. Not to mention that at the back of this book is a 16 pose guide to yoga that you and your kids can work through together!