Summertime, summertime, sum, sum summertime!
The Summer Reading Program theme this year was "A Universe of Stories," and we know there are a universe of stories out there just waiting to be told. Mel and I spent a delightful morning with the kids of Iberia Parish Library. These little library patrons sat enchanted as we took them on a yoga storytelling adventure.
It's encouraging to see today's kids, who are often restless unless their eyes are glued to an electronic device, settle down and listen to a story. No visuals, just imagination at play! A renewed appreciation for the importance of honing kids' imaginative capacities has surfaced, and storytelling is an important part of this process. Creative and analytical abilities prepare kids for the future.
Storytelling goes beyond merely reading a story though. Performance storytelling enhances language, listening, and critical thinking skills. Listeners imagine the characters and their adventures. Mel and I take it a step further by introducing kids to yoga postures. By acting out the story with yoga postures, children learn to transfer images into words, stimulating the logical and creative sides of the brain. We believe storytelling offers a new dimension to nurturing lifelong creativity and imagination. Are you're young ones ready for a yoga storytelling adventure?
Mahalo, we serve.