Animal Week Celebrations Continue; Animal Yoga for the Tiny Tots
Researches have shown that adding movement to the learning process stimulates a child’s ability to understand the subject better. It fosters their thinking abilities and also adds to the learning experience, making it more enjoyable and memorable for them.
Learning about animals around the world can come from discussions, reading books, conducting relative activities, and art projects for grownups. But for toddlers, it can be done by incorporating activities that include breathing and some physical activity like performing yoga postures, etc.
To promote better understanding of the animal kingdom and its species, Global Indian International School Indore came up with the concept of celebrating Animal Week with variety of activities planned for the Montessori wing of the school. As a part of the week long activity, Animal yoga activity was organized in the school campus for children. The main idea behind conducting this activity cum learning session was to make children understand the receiving benefits of doing yoga, and to get familiar with various animals that form an integral part of the Animal system.
Starting with the activity, tiny tots of the performed Animal yoga under the guidance of their respective class teachers and trainers. The idea was to enact and represent themselves as different animals. Children, very creatively showcased various characteristics that animals exhibit.
The objective behind conducting this activity was to refine balance and coordination, develop focus and concentration and strengthen the mind-body connection. It also helped our students in developing a sense of empathy towards animals, simulate their senses and enhance their knowledge of the animal kingdom.
As yoga postures emulates animal shapes, elements in nature, and other aspects of our surrounding world, children definitely learned the importance of being in natural surroundings and yoga in their life.