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Can a Tablet Actually Get Kids Moving?

Tablets are typically a source of screen time for kids.  During screen time the child is still, the eyes hold a fixed gaze, and the image on the screen is moving.  So as a teacher and a mom, I’m thrilled to encourage your kids to use the Sing Song Yoga® kids yoga app to transform their screen time into some “music and movement” time.

This whiteboard animation and jingle are a fun way to say the same thing…

When kids move, play and sing they use their brains well.
Building their brains is naturally fun.
Paving the brain roads and making connections
A well-developed brain makes learning easy and fun!

But too often now kids sit with one of these.
Which at times can be a bit of a concern.
So let’s use tablets to get kids moving
So we can see the benefits of moving return

Experts find that yoga helps kids
With focus, awareness, coordination and more.
A kids’ yoga studio on your TV
Find the Sing Song Yoga® App in the App Store.

So have fun encouraging your kids to use their tablets to keep moving!  And thanks in advance for sharing this post!

The Sing Song Yoga® App is available in the Apple App Store and is explained in detail in this former blog post.

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Sing Song Yoga Kids Yoga App video animation

This entry was posted on Saturday, November 23rd, 2013.
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Yoga in Schools Proven Effective

The #1 question for school-based yoga programs is “Does it really work?” The International Association for School Yoga and Mindfulness (IASYM) responds with a resounding “Yes!”

Discover how yoga is impacting kids, teachers and administrators through innovative programs proven effective by University research. (more…)

This entry was posted on Saturday, July 7th, 2012.
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The Benefits of Yoga in U.S. Schools

Yoga classes for kids are taking off, as advocates say it’s especially helpful for those with focusing problems

A 2003 study by California State University, Los Angeles found that yoga improved students’ behavior, physical health and academic performance, as well as attitudes toward themselves. That same year, Leipzig University reported that yoga reduces feelings of helplessness and aggression, and in the long term helps emotional balance. The benefits of yoga are particularly strong among children with special needs, research shows. (more…)

This entry was posted on Friday, July 6th, 2012.
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Yoga May Help Prevent Adolescent Mental Problems

High school students who do yoga may derive psychological benefits, researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School reported in the April issue of Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics. Leading author, Jessica Noggle, PhD of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston said that since mental health disorders usually develops in teenage years: “Yoga may serve a preventive role in adolescent mental health.” (more…)

This entry was posted on Thursday, July 5th, 2012.
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Yoga on the Brain: How Doing Yoga Changes Your Child’s Brain

Kids yoga is like kale for the brain—extremely healthy. From emotional regulation to social intelligence, kids yoga classes offer plenty of opportunities to build positive synaptic connections. Below, we explore three ways that kids yoga classes benefit the brain. (more…)

This entry was posted on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012.
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