9/15/11

Play Yoga: Blowing Pom Poms around the room with a straw


I represented New York Family magazine at WebMD's launch of their latest website Fit yesterday. I learned so much at the event. Like did you know weight is the hardest topic for parents to talk to their kids about? Above sex, smoking, and drugs? Some parents fear that having a conversation about weight will somehow trigger an eating disorder. The doctors behind this study believe that if parents can have discussions on weight in a loving, nurturing environment, eating disorders will not be the result. Fit gives parents the tools to know how to talk to kids about weight. It's great!

At the Fit event yesterday, my favorite part was the lesson that taught how to make yoga fun for kids. One of the ways the instructor teaches kids to have awareness of their breathing is have them blow pom poms around the room. She suggests that kids do races. Or have the children count how many breaths it takes to get across the room. She sometimes spreads the pom poms around the room and has the children blow them back into a big pile. We all got to try it. It was fun.



It just so happened that the drug store next to my house carried pom poms and straws. So after work and school, I let the kids give it a try. Don't you love activities that are simple AND beautiful? I'm hooked. Ella took it one step further and made pom pom snowmen. This delighted her to no end when she knocked it down with one breath.


This activity was such a success. It was like blowing out birthday candles without the fire! What other activiries can you do with pom poms and straws?


31 comments:

  1. That's an amazing opportunity! Not to mention a ridiculously creative way to involve kids.. its kind of genius :]

    -ashley

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  2. my son is almost 3 years and I believe this idea will AMAZE HIM TOTALLY! And I may have a chance to talk about colours with him:):)as an simple idea from my side, is giving your toddler two/three dishes (some cup,bowl..) some rice/peas and small spoon... my guy would have fun for 30 minutes at least:):):)lots of hugs from Poland, Monika (monika_hes@yahoo.com)

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  3. i am on my way right now to get pom poms!!! this will be the fav game for the week! what a fantastic idea. thanks for sharing (i might have to do a little post about this) :)

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  4. That is such a great idea! I am sure kids will love this (don't have mine own yet), but I will definitely file this away. Sounds like this event was super fun and interesting.

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  5. WHAT A GREAT IDEA SHARON. I love discovering new activitis for my kids and this is something i have to let them try.
    Thank you for sharing Sharon...
    Gyda.

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  6. This is a great idea for my daughter! She needs to strengthen her lips for speech - this looks like a fun way to help her do that.

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  7. I am the Program Director for REACH Grenada, a non-profit which runs programs for caregivers and youth in orphanages on the island of Grenada and we have a youth yoga life skills program where we teach breath awareness with straws and pom poms too! In order to promote team work and cooperation we play "pom pom breath pass" and "keep away". To play both games the kids lay on their bellies in a circle. For the first you pass the pom pom around in a circle (no touching) which really teaches them about the strength of their breath. For keep away all pom poms are in the center and you blow to keep them away from you. Get ready for lots of spit and laughter!!! Our curriculum draws from Karma Kids Yoga which is where we learned about pom poms!! They have many more fun yoga games for kids of all ages. To see pictures from our programs in Grenada check out our website- www.reachgrenada.org

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  8. I taught children's yoga for 3 summers and love this idea! I did a lot with bubbles. Part of me wishes I was still teaching. Great photos too, I want to jump in & play.

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  9. My daughter loves doing yoga videos with me. She's only three, but she always wants to know the names of the poses, then practices them for her grandparents. HA!

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  10. This would be great for kids with oral-motor problems!

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  19. Thank you! Our kids are having fun and learning new things . This looks like so much fun for them.

    Kids education

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    moving on smoothly without any problem, 6
    months later I went to the hospital for
    checkup and the doctor confirmed that I am
    three weeks pregnant with my heart filled
    with joy and my face full of smile and
    laughter I went home hurriedly to brake the
    good news to my dearly husband and he was
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    very happy, you have to see our bouncing baby
    boy, but along the line and all of a sudden he
    started keeping late night and going to club
    and doing things he don't use to do before,
    and one mourning I confronted him about his
    new attitude but he ignore my advice, but to
    my greatest surprise I discover my husband
    have a mistress in his working place and they
    were seeing each other after work hour. on
    one faithful night my husband came back
    home and started packing all his belongings
    and told me that he is tired of me that he is
    filing for a annulment not knowing that his
    mistress has cast love spell on him that was
    why he was acting strange so I told my friend
    happiness in my working place so she gave me
    this
    contact drgurulovespelltemple@gmail.com an
    d ask me to contact him that he will help me
    to bring back my husband in noon less than
    three days so when I got home I contacted
    him and he told me that my husband is under
    a great love spell but he promise to help bring
    back my husband which he actually did within
    the period of three days. I was surprise to see
    my husband on one blessed mourning
    kneeling at my doorstep asking for my
    forgiveness saying it is the work of the devil
    that he did not know when he did what he has
    done and I forgive him and today we are living
    happily together. all thanks to great Dr. guru
    for his great help in my family for helping me
    to restore my lost joy to my family, in-case
    you have similar case or even worst than my
    own you can contact him with his EMAIL
    ADDRESS: drgurulovespelltemple@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I am Rebecca, i will like to let every know that there is a true and real spell caster out there and he has helped me in so many way just a few days since i came in contact with him through the help of my good friend who introduced me to him. he did a love spell for me and assured me that after 2days, my ex husband will return to me and to my greatest surprise the 2day my ex came knocking at my door begging for forgiveness. I am so happy that my love is back again. Once again thank you Dr, Shakiki, You are truly a great man wow this man has brought back the joy in my life that was stolen and now i live a better and sound life. he bring back my divorce husband home with his love spell, when i lost my husband.he is true to his word and he is here in the world to help mankind. he is the realest of all spell caster online. he is LORD Dr.Shakiki. you can get him via email: LORDSHAKIKISPELL@GMAIL.COM OR LORDSHAKIKISPELL@YAHOO.COM and i swear a trial will convince you and you will be a happy with you lover again call him +2348100399287

      Delete
  22. I am melisa from USA,i am very happy today
    because of what the great Dr guru has done in
    my life. I got married to my loving husband 2
    years ago and we were living a happy life
    together as young couples and everything was
    moving on smoothly without any problem, 6
    months later I went to the hospital for
    checkup and the doctor confirmed that I am
    three weeks pregnant with my heart filled
    with joy and my face full of smile and
    laughter I went home hurriedly to brake the
    good news to my dearly husband and he was
    very happy about the news and that night is a
    night I will always live to remember, to cut
    the story short after I have put to birth he was
    very happy, you have to see our bouncing baby
    boy, but along the line and all of a sudden he
    started keeping late night and going to club
    and doing things he don't use to do before,
    and one mourning I confronted him about his
    new attitude but he ignore my advice, but to
    my greatest surprise I discover my husband
    have a mistress in his working place and they
    were seeing each other after work hour. on
    one faithful night my husband came back
    home and started packing all his belongings
    and told me that he is tired of me that he is
    filing for a annulment not knowing that his
    mistress has cast love spell on him that was
    why he was acting strange so I told my friend
    happiness in my working place so she gave me
    this
    contact drgurulovespelltemple@gmail.com an
    d ask me to contact him that he will help me
    to bring back my husband in noon less than
    three days so when I got home I contacted
    him and he told me that my husband is under
    a great love spell but he promise to help bring
    back my husband which he actually did within
    the period of three days. I was surprise to see
    my husband on one blessed mourning
    kneeling at my doorstep asking for my
    forgiveness saying it is the work of the devil
    that he did not know when he did what he has
    done and I forgive him and today we are living
    happily together. all thanks to great Dr. guru
    for his great help in my family for helping me
    to restore my lost joy to my family, in-case
    you have similar case or even worst than my
    own you can contact him with his EMAIL
    ADDRESS: drgurulovespelltemple@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  23. I and my husband have busy careers and hold full
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  24. Hello Friends on this page. I have something to share with you!!! There is a great joy in my heart which I want to share with everyone. My name is VICKY SMITH . I had a misunderstanding with my lover several months ago; which led us to break up and he never wanted to hear my voice again. But as time went on, a good friend of mine recommended DR OZO who could help me with Love Spell to get my man back. At first, I thought the idea of a love spell was strange,but was willing to give it a try because i really love my boyfriend. For the first time I was scared to contact the DR OZO because I was not sure if what they did was against my religion. But my friend assured me that they only use Spell which is safe and has no side effects. I felt a little better and decided to contact DR OZO on his mail (OZOSPELLHELP@GMAIL.COM OR OZOSPELLHELP@YAHOO.COM) I contacted him through his email and explained everything to him. He said that I shouldn't worry, that my lover will come back to me on his knees begging for forgiveness. I bought an item that he told me to buy for the preparation of the spell and assured me that my lover will come to me within 48 hours in remorse. My greatest joy now is that he actually came back to me and fell on his knees begging for forgiveness. We got back together and our relationship has been better this second time around. I have to give DR OZO all the credit for helping us get back to a better place than where we began. The new found love that my boyfriend has for me is incredible and i can't wait to see what the future holds for us. Do you have any problem with your loved one? Well worry no more because DR OZO can provide you with a spell to get him or her back. With the help of a spell just as he helped me. Contact DR OZO HELP SPELL via email: OZOSPELLHELP@GMAIL.COM OR OZOSPELLHELP@YAHOO.COM

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