Rachel’s Day in the Garden – children’s yoga book

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Disclaimer: I received this ebook for free for purposes of review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.

About the Book

Title: Rachel’s Day in the Garden (A Kids Yoga Spring Colors Book)

Author: Giselle Shardlow

Illustrator: Hazel Quintanilla

Publication Date: December 23, 2014

Publisher: Kids Yoga Stories

Number of pages: 34

Recommended age: 3 to 6 years

Summary: Experience the benefits of yoga while learning about the signs of spring! Join Rachel as she and her adorable puppy look for signs of spring in the garden. Crawl like a caterpillar, buzz like a bee, and flutter like a butterfly. Discover spring, explore movement, and learn the colors of the rainbow.

The storybook includes a list of kids yoga poses and a parent-teacher guide. Kids Yoga Stories introduce you to engaging characters who will get your child laughing, moving, and creating. Reading is good for the mind AND body! The story links several yoga poses in a specific sequence to create a coherent and meaningful story. This spring yoga story for ages 3 to 6 is more than a storybook, but it’s also a unique experience for children. Rachel’s Day in the Garden is the first book in a seasonal yoga book series. The summer yoga book is also now available: Ella’s Summer Fun. The fall and winter ones are in production, coming soon!

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Sneak Peek

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My Thoughts:

I found Rachel’s Day in the Garden to be a very engaging story. It reminded me of when my daughter was about five years old and she would stand next to me and do my workout and yoga workouts with me. She has always just been such a sponge for knowledge and interested in learning about everything. She would carefully watch what the instructor on the DVD was doing and mimic as best she could. I took a short video of her doing this one time and it is still one of my favorite videos to watch often when I come across it on my computer.

Sadly, this book didn’t interest her as she is now a tween. But, my niece is five years old now and she took a keen interest in the storybook. She is very stimulated by bright colors and movement. And, while the characters in the story don’t actually display movement, per se, she was easily able to follow along and do the yoga poses as she saw Rachel demonstrate on the pages.

For anyone interested in incorporating healthy habits starting at an early age, this book will be a great resource for your family.

About the Author: Giselle Shardlow

Rachel's Day in the Garden-Giselle Shardlow

Giselle Shardlow is the author of Kids Yoga Stories. Her yoga stories for kids get children learning, moving, and having fun. Giselle draws from her experiences as a teacher, traveler, yogi, and mom to write the stories.

Disclaimer: I received this ebook for free for purposes of review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.


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About Wendy

SAHM of 2 kids, one adult kid (my 21 yr old daughter) and one middle-age kid (the hubby). Currently interviewing to return to my career working with juveniles in foster care and/or with cases in the district court system after taking time off to raise my own children. Avid animal lover who cares daily for our dogs, cats, fish, rat and chickens. My MIL says I need a cow for fresh milk; I say No Way!!! (LOL) Hobbies include listening to music, reading, writing, blogging (a new passion), watching TV (Homeland and True Detective are new TV-drama obsessions) baking, cooking, crafting, crocheting, and cross-stitching. I'm a laid-back mama who prefers not to micro-manage the lives of my family (though I feel sometimes like they micro-manage mine as my schedule mainly consists of coordinating all of their schedules). But, I love it and wouldn't have it any other way.

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