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Llama Llama Red Pajama Inspired Bedtime Yoga for Kids
Happy Monday! I’m back for our Virtual Book Club for Kids and this week’s theme is bedtime! We’re reading Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney. This week the Virtual Book Club co-hosts are sharing fun bedtime themed activities to go along with the story. Be sure to scroll down after reading this post for more activities based on this week’s theme! This week I’m sharing bedtime yoga for kids that is sure to help them relax and fall asleep easier.
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This Week’s Virtual Book Club Book
Bedtime Yoga for Kids
Bedtime at our house have been a battle for years. I know what I want our family evenings to look like but the reality is I spend too much time trying to get my four kids to calm down before bed so that by the time they’re tucked in my husband and I are cranky and exhausted. I’ve decided to try a new routine with our family that includes bedtime yoga. These poses will get kids to calm down and prepare their bodies for sleep. Yoga acts as a transition between playtime in the evening and bedtime. Instead of stopping kids mid-activity you can have them clean up their toys and get ready for their bedtime yoga. Prepare your yoga space with blankets, towels or yoga mats spread out on the floor. Turn on soft music for the kids to listen to while they move from pose to pose.
Start with some standing poses to get their energy level lowered and focused. Below are some examples of yoga poses that are done while standing. When kids are doing yoga poses be sure to give them the freedom to try the pose on their own and don’t worry about getting each pose perfect. Just make sure their form is good so they don’t strain muscles. Hold each pose for several seconds so kids have time to focus.
Victory Goddess Pose
This pose can be a little difficult at first. Encourage kids to find their balance by focusing on an object in front of them.
The second half of your family yoga session can be done sitting to further calm and focus your kids mind and body. Try the poses below while sitting on a yoga mat, blanket or towel.
Complete your bedtime yoga routine with the perfect pose. Guided meditation for kids or soft music can help kids calm before bedtime while sitting in perfect pose.
More Bedtime Themed Activities for Kids
Quilt Block Tracing Activity by JDaniel4’s Mom
Llama Llama Bedtime Heart Lovey from My Storytime Corner
Story Telling Our Way to Bed from Mama Smiles
Color Matching Pajama Domino Game from Rainy Day Mum