Saturday, January 16, 2010

parent & child yoga

Once a month at Desert Song Yoga they have a Child/Parent Yoga class for children 18 months through 3 years old. This was our second time going and we will be making it a monthly outing till August. The class is hilarious. There were 5 other boys in this last class, Espen was the oldest. The topic was 'Baby Bears'. We did a funny exercise with little Rubber Duckies, which Espen thought was hilarious and then moved on to a brief discussion on hibernating. Espen impressed the class with his knowledge of subject. I chalked it up to Sid the Science Kid, Sesame Street or maybe that Espen is a child genius until I told Jeremy, who apparently had just discussed in depth with Espen what bears do during the winter. What were the chances of that?

The last half of the class is when we set up an obstacle course for the kiddos. This week we set up folding chairs, bolsters and blankets to make a cave where the little ones could 'hibernate' in between balancing across blocks, tumbling over bolster mountains and rolling over an exercise ball.

Class ended with a healthy snack of apples and water and of course big hugs and thanks to Mary from the kids. We ended the the morning by a not so healthy trip to McDonald's so that Espen could complete his Alvin and the Chipmunk talking (annoying screeching)toy collection.

This is definitely a fun way to spend a Saturday morning.

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