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I recently had the opportunity, and great pleasure of reviewing the book, Rachel’s Day in the Garden, by Giselle Shardlow. The book is about a young girl and her dog exploring the outdoors and discovering spring through movement. Each adventure in the book uses a yoga pose.
I’ve read Rachel’s Day in the Garden to my daughter several times and she loves it. It encourages her to point things out things she recognizes such as dog, a bee, a rainbow, tree’s and flowers. I love the book because it’s helping her better learn her colors all while having the chance to teach her some great yoga poses. She already loves to exercise, and Lord knows she doesn’t stop moving, so it’s been fun to show her the yoga pose pictures in the book and practice them together. She even got into Locust pose the other day and said, “Mama! Look! I exercising!” Being a huge yoga and exercise lover myself, it makes me incredibly proud and happy to see her following in my footsteps at such an early age. At the end of the book there’s a list of all the yoga poses that are used throughout the book, which has been a great way for her and I to practice one or two poses at a time.
I love finding new great reads for my daughter, especially ones that touch upon so many wonderful topics, including the outdoors and movement; two things that are very near and dear to my mine and my husband’s hearts. So would I recommend Rachel’s Day in the Garden to other mom’s? Absolutely! I think the book is brilliant and beautifully done. The illustrations are vibrant, it’s a cute read and it promotes being active outdoors. I’m thrilled to have added this book to my daughter’s growing collection, and I’m looking forward to continuing reading it regularly with her and allowing it to help me teach her more about movement and yoga.
Synopsis: Join Rachel as she and her adorable puppy look for signs of spring in the garden. Crawl like a caterpillar, buzz like a bee, and flutter like a butterfly. Discover spring, explore movement, and learn the colors of the rainbow! Age group: Preschoolers ages 3-6. You can read more about Rachel’s Day in the Garden at Goodreads and you can purchase it on Amazon.
Author Bio: Giselle Shardlow is the author of Kids Yoga Stories. Her yoga books for kids get children learning, moving, and having fun. Giselle draws from her experiences as a teacher, traveler, yogi, and mom to write the yoga stories found at www.kidsyogastories.com/
Experience Rachel’s Day in the Garden on YouTube!