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Sing Song Yoga® For Kids… Take Two!!
We are excited to announce that our kids yoga app update is available in the Apple App Store! We want to be sure you enjoy the benefits of the improvements:
- Bugs squashed
- Improved stability and performance with iOS7 integration
- Simplified usability
The above pic illustrates an example of one of the simplified features in our kids yoga app – the Available Purchases page. While our Packages remain the most economical deal for purchasing, this new page more clearly displays the options for you, to best meet the needs of your family or classroom. We’re so grateful for our talented developers and love this gorgeous and functional new “Available Purchases” page!
And, another example of the simplified features — If you do not own all of the poses and sequences, those you do own will move to the left so you can find them easily.
We are so excited to make these improvements available to better serve you and your young yogis! Thank you for your continued support and loyalty for Sing Song Yoga! We are so grateful for you! If you’re not yet following us on Facebook and Twitter now’s a great time to hop on board 🙂
Look forward to sharing more soon,
This entry was posted on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014.
Posted in Sing Song Yoga.
Tagged: app, app store, children, childrens yoga, health, ipad app, iphone app, ipod touch app, kids, kids yoga, kids yoga app, physical activities for toddlers, sing song yoga, toddler yoga, video, yoga, yoga app, yoga for kids, yoga poses
Ahhhh! Summer is here. After long lovely days at the beach, at the ballpark, on the playground and running around the neighborhood, kids tend to remain wired when heading to bed. Unless of course a calming activity is deliberately infused into the routine leading up to bedtime.
One such activity can be a short series of kids yoga poses. Here are top 6 yoga poses for helping your child begin to calm their bodies and minds — in as little as 8 minutes. These poses also happen to be the included poses in the free Sing Song Yoga App. So enjoy – and let us know what you think!
Sailboat begins the series during which your child will twist around the straight spine, which has a neutral effect on the nervous system.
Next comes Half Butterfly. Forward folds have a calming effect on the nervous system and the one bent leg opening up the hip adds to the calming effect.
Fish pose is a lovely night time yoga pose to add to our sequence. We tend to hold stress in our hips, so allowing our legs to relax out to the sides enhances the relaxation effect. Open up the chest and allow your head to relax back and look behind you (slightly different than the picture). This multifaceted pose works beautifully to continue the calming effect.
Bridge pose is an inversion well known for its calming effect on the nervous system. This kids’ yoga pose can also be used anytime you have an extra minute during your day to give your child an extra sense of calm. Great, of course, for moms and dads too!
Deadbug pose adds a final dose of a calming response before the big finale! Your child can even add the hum of the bug to enhance the relaxation. Hearing the humming sound within one’s own head can also double the calm for some children.
Savasana is the final yoga pose in this series and the granddaddy of the relaxation poses. Encourage your child to lie flat on his or her back, close the eyes and imagine themselves floating on a cloud allowing their bodies to completely relax. For preparing for bedtime, it can also be helpful for your child to do savasana right in their bed and then allow themselves to drift softly into dreamland! Ahh! Now mom and dad can slip off for their own quiet time.
If you would like to learn the songs and more in-depth directions to these Sing Song Yoga kids yoga poses, check out the award-winning Sing Song Yoga App in the iTunes Store. The above poses are the free ones at launch. Or see our website to order the DVD.
To see a fun White Board Animation about our program click here!
This entry was posted on Saturday, June 21st, 2014.
Posted in Benefits of Yoga, Kid's Yoga Sequences, Parenting, Sing Song Yoga.
Tagged: app, app store, boys, children, childrens yoga, daughters, dvd, girls, health, ipad app, iphone app, ipod touch app, kids, kids yoga, kids yoga app, kids yoga benefits, mindfulness, music, parenting, physical activities for toddlers, raising kids, sing song yoga, toddler yoga, video, yoga, yoga app, yoga benefits, yoga for kids, yoga poses
We are feeling the love and are grateful for the honor as our Sing Song Yoga kids yoga app has been named the “2014 Top App of the Year Award” in the “Apps for Healthy Habits” category by Creative Child Magazine! Thank you heaps to the over 100 reviewers, made up of educators and parents, who put their hearts, time and expertise into reviewing our app. We love that others are finding such value in our first-of-its-kind kids yoga app, which makes our beloved Sing Song Yoga program completely customizable for the user.
The Sing Song Yoga App allows the user to customize his or her own yoga experience by selecting either:
- one of the 39 preprogrammed Sing Song Yoga Sequences or
- individual kids yoga poses
Each of the preprogrammed SSY Sequences have an end in mind. Some of the more popular sequences are the “Bedtime Sequence,” the “Athlete’s Sequence” and the “I am Powerful Sequence.”
The free download includes one free sequence and 6 free poses. This helps the user know if it’s a good fit for them before purchasing either a package, sequences or poses.
One fun feature to highlight is that kids love saving their own sequences with their names in them:
Thank you for checking out our kids yoga app. You can search kids yoga or Sing Song Yoga in the Apple App Store or simply click on Sing Song Yoga app here. For more information on our kids’ musical yoga program go to our Sing Song Yoga for kids yoga website.
Thank you Creative Child Magazine for the recognition! We are truly grateful for the honor! See this post for the process that goes into selecting the award winners.
This entry was posted on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014.
Posted in Parenting, Sing Song Yoga.
Tagged: app, children, childrens yoga, health, ipad app, iphone app, ipod touch app, kids, kids yoga, kids yoga app, kids yoga benefits, parenting, physical activities for toddlers, sing song yoga, toddler, toddler yoga, yoga, yoga app, yoga for kids, yoga poses
We are honored and grateful to have received word today that our Sing Song Yoga Kids Yoga DVD has been named the “2014 DVD of the Year” by Creative Child Magazine. Thank you to the over 100 reviewers who selected us for the honor! For fun, the process is explained below.
Awards Program Details
Creative Child Magazine’s Awards Program is unique in that all products submitted are reviewed by moms, music educators and early education professionals. Products are not reviewed by any one person. They are reviewed by many people-the very people who purchase them.
Each year, a 2-day event is held in Henderson, Nevada where over a hundred guest reviewers are invited to attend our organized review event at our local convention center. All products are divided into categories and displayed at various review stations. Guest reviewers are asked to sit and review each products at one station and then move to another station and so forth and so on. This allows for each product to be given multiple reviews.
A review form is provided to each guest to aid them in evaluating each product. The review forms are to include written comments and a score value based on criteria that corresponds to the product’s category.
Upon completion of the event all review forms are collected by Creative Child Magazine staff assistants. All scores are tabulated and comments are reviewed.
Later, based on the scores and comments certain products are then determined to be a finalist for DVD, CD, Book, Game and Toy of the Year. Only one product per category can win a Toy of the Year award, as well as, CD, DVD, Book and Game of the Year. The remaining finalists receive a prestigious Preferred Choice award. The Seal of Excellence is another prestigious award that is given to those products that are not finalists but do exceed expectations based on the criteria for nurturing creativity and education in children. (info. from Creative Child Magazine website)
Thanks again Creative Child Magazine!!
This entry was posted on Wednesday, June 4th, 2014.
Posted in Education, Parenting, Sing Song Yoga, Uncategorized.
Tagged: 2014 DVD of the Year, awarded, awards, children, childrens yoga, creative child magazine, dvd, health, kids, kids yoga, kids yoga app, parenting, sing song yoga, top DVDs, top kids yoga dvd, yoga, yoga for kids
Sing Song Yoga® is thrilled to partner with “Life Services Parent Center, home of Deanna’s Playhouse” for our 2014 Charity of the Year. They have a long history of serving local families in the Holland Michigan area beginning way back in 1983. Life Services Parent Center including an indoor fully accessible play center, Deanna’s Playhouse, provides a gathering place where young parents can learn all about how to help their children be the best they can be. The Center provides respite for parents and hours of fun for their young children. The Center has developed in large part due to Deanna DePree’s work at the Federal and State level. Deanna’s belief that “parents want to do the best for their kids, but need information to know what to do” intrigued the U.S. Department of Education. They granted the Life Services agency a 5 year grant to implement the belief. The grant ended in 2011, with many successes to report.
• A large 26,000 square foot Parent and Play Center exists in Holland.
• 13,500 visitors came to the Center in 2011; 16,000 visitors came in 2012.
• Prepared the greater Holland community to collaborate on Early Childhood and school readiness
Parents have the opportunity to learn the basics of child rearing very early in their baby’s life.
• Just the simple activity of reading to their baby makes a big difference in their child learning to read.
• A parent’s hug may seem like a small thing, but it is huge to a baby’s sense of worth and emotional feeling of being valued and loved.
• Loud arguments make a baby feel scared and insecure, but parents often think that their little one is too young to be affected. The fact is that this is very emotionally upsetting to the baby. The baby’s brain begins to concentrate on survival rather than on learning.
The Playhouse’s E-Club Newsletter informs over 2,000 families about resources & opportunities for play:
• In 2011, over 13,500 visitors participated, including 22% free.
• In 2012, 16,000 visitors, including 24% free.
• In 2013, Playhouse visitors and memberships have continued to increase as families increasingly recognize the value of this socio-emotional and developmentally appropriate experience for their young children!
• DPH annually hosts ~70 birthday parties, ~30 field trips and ~60 special events for families (themed events, company parties and family reunions).
Parenting Resources and Consultation – Parents have access to free parenting support resources in our libraries. PAT-trained educators are available for individualized consultation. Referrals are made to community services, as appropriate. Classes for Parents – PNC grant, “Grow Up Great”, provides financial literacy for 135 families with young children by offering Workshops at the playhouse. Children make banks and parents take home important information. Parents as Teachers (PAT) – working cooperatively with the Ottawa County Health Department serves over 600 families annually – predominately in the Holland area. As the State Office for Parents As Teachers, LSPC coordinates parent educator trainings and certification across Michigan. Local agencies with PAT-certified parent educators include Ottawa County Public Health, InterCare, Ottawa Area Intermediate School District, Child Development Services and Deanna’s Playhouse.
“Books” Program – Each year provides a before-school, literacy program for students at all four Holland elementary schools. Parents could safely drop-off their children before school began each day. In 2012-13 served over 980 students.
Pre-School Fair – held every January to provide parents an opportunity to visit with staff from area preschools. Many family members attend in preparation for selecting a preschool for their child.
Leaders for the 21st Century Since 1999, LSPC has designed and coordinated a 3-day leadership training for over 800 Holland area seventh graders at Hope College. The student leaders return to school and, coached by their counselors, continue to work to make their middle schools a welcome place for all students!” Thank you in advance LSPC for allowing us to be a part of your 2014! For more information please see www.lifeservicessystem.org
This entry was posted on Friday, February 7th, 2014.
Posted in Charity of the Year.
Tagged: app, boys, charity, children, childrens yoga, girls, iphone app, kids, kids christmas, kids yoga, kids yoga app, kids yoga benefits, parenting, physical activities for toddlers, raising kids, schools, yoga