The early years of a child’s life are extremely important for their emotional, cognitive, and physical development, and will have a significant impact on the adult they will become. Having your child participate in stimulating programs and activities such as yoga, gives them the opportunity to develop all areas of their being, making them healthier and happier.
Through deep breathing, long stretches, and gentle movement, your child can enjoy amazing benefits that will go way beyond the yoga mat. If you’re thinking about introducing your child to yoga, here are some of the best benefits for them:
Yoga is a great option to get children away from the screens of electronic devices and engage in some exercise. It builds their core strength, improves their balance and coordination, strengthens their heart and respiratory system, and improves circulation by getting the heart pumping.
Through stretching and gentle movement, yoga also helps children maintain flexibility and mobility in their joints and muscles, reducing their risk of injury in other sports and daily life.
Participating in yoga helps improve brain function by increasing children’s attention spans and improving their concentration. During yoga practices, more oxygen moves around the body, improving memory retention and learning abilities, improving other areas of their lives, especially once they begin school.
Through yoga, children are taught how to calm their bodies and relax their minds, and these skills can assist with the development of healthy sleeping patterns, giving them more energy and helping them get the most out of their day.
By mastering new poses and overcoming challenges, yoga gives children a sense of achievement without the need to compare themselves to others. Practicing yoga also helps them become better at dealing with stressful situations, as they learn how to incorporate relaxation and breathing techniques into their lives.
Furthermore, yoga can help children make friends and develop social skills through group and partner work. Children can be themselves and learn to be kind and patient with themselves, as well as their peers, by working together.
If you think that yoga might benefit your child, The Brook Childcare offers Fun-Key Yoga every Friday.
It is an Australian Institute of Music and Childhood Development program, which introduces children aged 3-9 to yoga practice in a fun and creative way. It focuses on encouraging an environment of creativity, noise, and fun. The instructors of Fun-Key Yoga use games, storytelling, music and props to engage children, giving your child all the amazing benefits of yoga in a unique and fun way.
We also offer other learning programs designed specifically for children, to guide and encourage their healthy development.
Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information about our child care services.