My good friend Jennifer Donovan (who happened to be the movement instructor at my Orff Level trainings), introduced me to this amazing resource at my Level III Orff training last summer. She said that she put on one of these videos for her kids and they were entranced. When she showed it to our class we immediately had a ton of ideas for application and usage in the general music classroom. Since last summer the Cosmic Kids program has put out even MORE videos that are cosmically creative, totally joyful, and absolutely FREE!
Cosmic Yoga- What it's all about
The videos are hosted online and you are able to purchase downloads in HD of each of the Cosmic Kids stories but you can also watch full episodes for FREE on YouTube. The Cosmic Kids website says, "Now we work together every day to build Cosmic Kids, helping kids grow up happy. We are making as much as possible free on YouTube so anyone can do it." How cool is that! They even have several "training" videos for adults to help you learn some strategies for teaching yoga to kids. Check out the Cosmic Kids website HERE.
Cosmic Kids has also made a fantastic series called "Zen Den" to encourage mindfulness in kids aged 5+ (this is great for calming down those fidgety little kiddos). "Dream Bubble" is another cool series of guided relaxations and there are plans for a Storytime series.
How to Use it RIGHT NOW!
You could also use the stand-alone videos that teach new poses called the "posture of the week." If you wanted a "yoga pose of the week" or just need a little brain break to aid with transitions then you should check these out.
Also, if you like this video, check out some of the other videos I've blogged about by clicking the tag "Film Friday" on the right sidebar!