Super Stretch Yoga | Health Apps
Super Stretch Yoga is a Must Have Family App! This educational iPad app, for kids of all ages, is a breath of fresh air!
Super Stretch Yoga is presented to us by The Adventures of Super Stretch, LLC. Yoga fits right in with the rounded education that we wish to provide for our kids.
NAMASTE is the secret code they learn to live by, with 12 letters it is also connected to the twelve poses that kids will learn. You will find the code in the videos below.
The rewards at the end of the exercise are picture taking time! Easily earned after completing the poses. There is no emphasis to do it perfectly, just to relax and enjoy and do your best!
It was such a pleasure to explore this app. To start teaching our kids, at a very young age, to make the mind body connection. The audio is great and the soothing music is perfect for calming the mind.
Encouraging clips with real kids demonstrating the poses is enticing to our kids. They love to learn new things and mimic what they are seeing. This app is a blessing for all ages.
Introducing yoga to our little ones can become a gift for life. There is a great deal of evidence that the practice has a positive impact on a wide variety of health and mental issues.
A perfect starting routine to create a peaceful morning to guide us into our day, as well as the perfect wind down exercise to do with your kids at the end of a busy day. Truly, anytime is a great time for a good stretching and breathing routine to ground us all.
It was our pleasure to do this app review.
This is a valuable tool in your kids’ toolbox for life!
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Meet The Developers!
What was the initial inspiration for Super Stretch Yoga?
The Adventures of Super Stretch Yoga was founded in 2001 when I started teaching yoga classes to children. I began teaching in nursery schools, at high school events, yoga studios and classes for at-risk youth. Kids today have so many challenging issues in their busy, overscheduled, over technological lives… peer pressure, ADHD, weight issues, etc. When I taught I noticed how yoga helped to build self-esteem and teach kids to find balance in their lives.
Teaching yoga to kids is very different then teaching yoga to adults. So, I started creating a bunch of fun props to keep their attention: flashcards with characters on them, storybooks and coloring sheets. NAMASTE became the acronym for Super Stretch’s mission to “Make NAMASTE a part of your day”. And at the end of class every kids get to become a part of the team.
The tools really help children to empower themselves in a healthy, fun and most importantly engaging way. They learn the immeasurable benefits of yoga and that they are SUPER by taking a step forward to be the best that they can be through breath and movement.
A video project I worked on in 2010 for a MN S.H.I.P. Grant Program teaching kids how to create calm before test taking sparked an idea. Edutainment is the key. The flashcards and books have been great tools to teach yoga to kids, but there is always a facilitator. By making an enticing APP parents, caregivers, grandparents and educators can have a tool to use get kids to do yoga without knowing anything about yoga themselves. And do yoga movements anytime, anywhere. In the car, at home, in the stroller, at school in the classroom…
Kids already watch cartoons on TV, play on the computer and use apps on the iPad/iPhone. So, why not learn yoga and healthy tips for living from a cartoon? After an incredible learning experience and working hard with a development team, the characters came to life! Now, Super Stretch and his 52 animated friends, who are all yoga poses, teach yoga/fitness as they go on exciting adventures.
What is your favorite aspect of your app?
As guide and friend Super Stretch talks to you, the viewer. The interactive fitness app brings gaming, video of real kids and animated characters to life introducing yoga as Edutainment. Super Stretch Yoga characters learn how to overcome challenges through yoga.
Is there anything else you would like to share with our readers?
Breathe, stretch, play and make NAMASTE a part of your day!
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