Disclosure: I was sent the Teach My Yoga Mat Hop and Learn in order to facilitate my post, all opinions are my own.
Springtime is normally when we find ourselves outside where the kids can run around and blow off their energy. This year it was only like 42 degrees out for our Easter family get together. So except for a little time outside running around, the kids were stuck inside for most of the day.
So I decided what better time to teach them how to play Hopscotch. (actually, my sister-in-law did). That is what the Teach My Hop and Learn reminds me of. After playing a little hopscotch, Mya (my great niece) enjoyed doing some Yoga poses with my sister-in-law so I did a couple videos and pictures.
Mya is 3 1/2 years old, and I knew she would love to play as the other kids hadn’t come inside yet. So Aunt Niki decided she would teach Mya how to play.
Once the kids came in, they were interested in learning too. You can see in this short video below. Although they didn’t play it like you would normally, it kept them busy, and that was the point. Zak will be 3 in a week, and the older girls are both 7, so it was definitely enjoyable for ages 3 and above. I love how it has the numbers, colors, and shapes which shows just how educational it is. At the same time, the kids are having fun so they really do not realize they are learning.
Mya also did some yoga with Aunt Niki that is on the back of the mat. So I took a video to show how much fun Mya had with Aunt Niki. Honestly, everyone in the room got to laughing because Mya was trying so hard and yet it was so cute (and funny). So while Niki was trying to show her how to do the different letters, Mya tried to copy her and the picture on the mat.
Teach My makes the Hop and Learn easy to travel with, so you can take it on vacation or bring it with you to your family gatherings. I know it will be something the kids can play with outside on my parent’s deck for years to come! I have included the information below so you know what it comes with and what they have to say about it from their website.
About the Teach My Hop and Learn
The Teach My Yoga Mat Set – Hop & Learn is designed to encourage active learning through hopscotch and yoga! Research has shown that children who move while learning may absorb more. Plus, physical activity is important for a healthy mind and body.
Your child can master the alphabet, numbers, shapes, and colors while playing hopscotch and doing yoga! With a coordinated yoga mat, fold up spinner, bean bags and play tokens, your child can have so much fun, they won’t even realize they are learning! –from the Teach My website.
- 48″ x 24″ double sided kid’s yoga mat
- Front Side: Hopscotch with Shapes & Colors
- Back Side: ABC Yoga Inspired Poses
- 2 Bean Bags
- Folding Game Spinner
- 45 ABC, Colors & Shapes Play Tokens
- Storage tube, yoga mat ties, learning guide
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