While the set, graphics, animation and format are all kid-friendly, the key to this programme's success is that Currie resists turning it into a pantomime. With precise and concise instructions she takes the kids straight into saluting Sammy the Sun, a core yoga sequence. The difference between this and adult yoga is that the holds in positions are not as long. With Colin the Cobra's Forest of Secrets as the setting, the 50-minute session flies through about a posture every two minutes. The postures are renamed after animals such as Willy the Warrior Warthog (warrior position), Tallulah the Toucan (triangle position), Billy the Bear and Freddie the Flamingo (balancing positions), Geri the Giraffe (twist).
By featuring real kids rather than perfect models or trained actors, the responses are endearingly imperfect, spontaneous, and genuine. All in all it's a fantastic introduction for parents and kids, with no chance of anyone getting bored.
On the DVD: Fun Yoga for Kids on disc offers each posture itemised scene by scene making it simple to choose favourites, repeat, or adapt for shorter sessions. --Lorna V
This DVD is fantastic - Helped by "Colin the Cobra" Barbra Currie teaches the children how to do 22 asanas(poses) each one is named after an animal, making it easy for the children to remember. The video is engaging enough to keep the children interested, without being to 'hyper' which would go against the Yoga ethos.
Included in the DVD is a wall chart for your children to tick off as they become familiar with each pose, and a sheet of stickers of the animals.
Altogether a very cost effective way to introduce your children to a practice that will enhance the rest of their lives.