Child & Family Development Child & Family Development

July 26, 2016

Yoga for kids: benefits for child development and free pose cards

Meghan Dooley MS OTR/L, occupational therapist at the Midtown office of Child and Family Development, recently discovered an online resource that offers 58 fun and easy cards featuring cartoon kids in various yoga poses.  

Find the free Kids Yoga Stories cards here.  

List of 57 Yoga Poses for Kids to get children moving and having fun, while enjoying the benefits of yoga for kids Kids Yoga Stories

Meghan incorporates modified yoga poses into some occupational therapy sessions and touts the many benefits, such as improvements in these areas:

  • strength and flexibility
  • balance and coordination
  • motor planning
  • body awareness
  • social interaction skills
  • relaxation/stress relief

Our occupational therapy team of 10 provides suggestions for home and community carryover like this one as part of the comprehensive service.