As caretakers, we often have certain expectations when it comes to teaching our little ones. We may think that yoga should be done on a mat, in activewear, and with music, or that breathing exercises should be done sitting still with our eyes closed. However, the truth is that the best way to learn is through play.
Play is a powerful tool for learning, and it can be used to encourage our little ones to find their breath, practice yoga, and even pick up a new language. In this blog post, we'll explore five easy ways to incorporate play into our daily routines and encourage our little ones to learn through fun activities.
Play hide and seek using Metta Play bilingual yoga cards
Hide and seek is a classic game that kids love. To make it even more fun and educational, use Metta Play bilingual yoga cards as part of the game. Have your little ones search for the card, and then ask them to copy the pose on the card and say the pose in the other language!
Repeat words and make sounds
Learning a new language doesn't have to be boring. Encourage your little ones to repeat words, like the pose names on Metta Play bilingual yoga cards. This can be done during playtime, while driving in the car, or during bath time.
Songs are a great way to teach new words and phrases in a fun and engaging way. Find songs in the language your little ones are learning and sing along together.
Read affirmations at bedtime
Using Metta Play bilingual affirmation cards at bedtime is a great way to help our little ones relax and feel confident. It can also be a great way to introduce new words and phrases in another language!
Copy the poses on Metta Play bilingual yoga cards
Encourage your little ones to copy the poses on the yoga cards. This can be done during playtime, while watching TV, or while waiting in line at the grocery store.
The best way to encourage learning is through play. By incorporating fun and engaging activities into our daily routines, we can help our little ones find their breath, practice yoga, and even pick up a new language. So, let's get creative and have fun learning together!
Metta Play bilingual yoga cards are available here and bilingual affirmation cards here