Yoga Tots: Strong Puppy
Written by Tessa Strickland
Illustrated by Estelí Meza
Charming illustrations and step-by-step instructions take little ones through a simple sun salutation. Playful, descriptive language invites young children to pretend to be a puppy, moving their doggie bodies into specific yoga poses. Creatively integrated movement and breathwork provide strength-building gross motor practice as children engage in imaginary play. Created by experts in children’s yoga, the sequence of poses is safe for the youngest yogis.
YOGA FOR TODDLERS: Encourages even the tiniest of tots to get active with some simple yoga moves.
HIGH INTEREST TOPIC: The adorable puppy helps engage small children’s attention.
SAFE: Created by children’s yoga experts, the sequence of poses is age-appropriate and safe for the youngest yogis.
EASILY ACCESSIBLE: Simple step-by-step instructions allow people with no prior yoga experience to get involved with their toddler.
BUILDS STRENGTH & CONFIDENCE: The sequence in Strong Puppy provides gross motor practice and helps instill a sense of confidence.
Format : Board Book
Product Dimensions: 6.50 x 6.50 inches
Page Count: 14 pages
Age Range: Ages 2-4 years
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
Written by - Tessa Strickland
Tessa Strickland was brought up in rural north England, the second of five children. She spent her childhood amid hens, horses and haystacks, and could often be found immersed in books or exploring the local woods and fields on her pony. A succession of interesting guests from around the world passed through her parents' house, kindling a lasting interest in other cultures. Tessa co-founded Barefoot Books with Nancy Traversy in the early 1990s, and has gone on to create many highly acclaimed children's books, including the numerous books she has written under her pseudonym, Stella Blackstone. She is also mother to three adult children, a yoga practitioner and a licensed psychotherapist. Tessa now lives and works in Somerset, southwest England.
Illustrated by - Estelí Meza
Award-winning illustrator Estelí Meza holds a Master’s Degree in Visual Arts from the National Autonomous University of Mexico and has exhibited her work internationally. She illustrates books for children as well as culture magazines in Mexico.