Review by YOGADOO Founder, Lucy Aston
TV and Radio Presenter, Fearne Cotton is well-known for being an avid yogi and the same seems to be the case for her children; 4 year old Rex and 1 year old Honey. Fearne's just launched her brand new book 'Yoga Babies' and we were lucky enough to be sent a review copy ahead of its release on 7th September.
The hardback-covered book, written by Fearne and beautifully illustrated by Sheena Dempsey is a little picture story of a group of pre-schoolers who love yoga.
Fearne says she wrote the book to help promote “family relaxation” by giving toddlers the chance to try the poses, too - ideas we at YOGADOO are completely on board with.
“One of my favourite times of day is cuddling up with my kids at bedtime for a snuggle and a read,” Cotton said about the release of her book. “’Yoga Babies’ combines the joy of reading with my love for yoga, which I like to practise with my children at home.”
Yoga Babies is a great little introduction to yoga for pre-schoolers and there are ten yoga poses included in the story. This isn't so much a 'how to do yoga' book, more 'how yoga is fun' book. In fact the text and illustrations in ‘Yoga Babies’ have been approved by a qualified yoga instructor for children.
“Yoga is such a wonderful activity for all the family and has a hugely calming impact all round,” Cotton added.
We read 'Yoga Babies' to the children at the end of one of our pre school sessions at the YOGADOO Yoga Barn and the children (all aged under 4) copied the poses in the book. Similarly, one of our mini yogis Immy, 5, loved reading the story to her little brother Felix who tried out Downward dog and some of the other poses. (See pics below)
It's a really sweet little book, and one that little ones will love to pick up and read themselves or for parents and children to enjoy together.
‘Yoga Babies’ will be published by Andersen Press as hardback on 7 September 2017 - RRP £9.99