Thursday, October 20, 2011

Playful Planet's Storyland Yoga For Kids DVD Review & Giveaway~!!

Storyland Yoga is a fun-filled adventure that infuses children with an eco-conscious message.  Two unique stories,  “Save the Whale” and “Condor Trek” engage a child’s imagination through storytelling.  Kid’s learn yoga postures by becoming part of the story and imitating animals. Yoga is great exercise and helps to calm children giving them greater focus and increased clarity.  StorylandYoga is equally fun for parents and family members who can benefit from yoga, while enjoying ‘organic time’ with their children.

A wonderful way for families to enjoy “organic” time together, the video connects kids and nature while providing them with the benefits of yoga: health, clarity, and calmness. Get ready to play – the planet-friendly way!

Just after the turn of this century, Karen and Bryan met, and soon realized, that in addition to sharing a passion for one another, they also shared a passion for using the power of media to bring knowledge and awareness to people’s lives.

Together they began developing ideas for programs, books, and films. But it was not until 2005 when a new inspiration, their daughter Lily, was born, that their focus sharpened into a single vision. Together, inspired by their desire for a better future for Lily, they made a commitment to help other families conquer the challenges of raising healthy children on a healthy planet.

The idea was planted in the summer of 2007 at a young girl’s birthday party where Karen met Ahmed Fahmy, a local kid's yoga instructor who incorporated storytelling into his classes. Other mom's at the party were intrigued, and asked if Ahmed gave classes outside the area.  He did not, and it was in that moment that the Playful Planet concept was born. Bryan and Karen began developing a series of programs and activities for families to enjoy together, beginning with Storyland Yoga, featuring Ahmed.

 My Thoughts~!!

I love the idea of Yoga for children especially when it is delivered in a positive and enlightening manner.  I love how they are not only learning the basic Yogic moves but they are also learning how to create a positive influence on our planet and our environment.

I am quite impressed that a portion of all sales will go towards helping save the whales and the kids vs. global warming foundations!  I believe these are great values to encompass and pass along to our next generation.

My kids had loads of fun imitating the animals, and listening to the stories that were being shared.  One of the was Condor Trek which runs about 23 minutes and Save The Whale which is about 18 minutes in length.  Each one of the stories shares an interesting topic that teaches children the importance of the planet!

My kids enjoyed themselves and will play it before bed, especially my 6 y/o son who is big on exercising and building his muscles, but we don't call him Odin McBamBam for nothing...LOL  He liked how he was able to strengthen muscles that he doesn't normally work!!

This DVD is recommended for children 3 thru 8 but I think adults who don't practise yoga would also find benefit from participating.  The moves are easy to do and will give you the basics of a great stretching workout!

Winner of Parent’s Choice Approved, Mom’s Choice Gold, Dr. Toy’s Best Green Product and Creative Child Magazine “Preferred Choice” in the Environmentally Friendly Category!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

** Disclosure: I did not accept any compensation from the sponsors other than review copies, my views are my own, reviewed by I see it~!! **