Yoga can be a safe and effective form of exercise and mindful movement for kids, toddlers, and even babies.
By regularly practicing yoga, children can build strength, increase kinesthetic awareness (awareness of our body, muscles and movements), improve balance and coordination, and develop mindfulness, patience, and emotional awareness.
The right kids and baby yoga books can spark your child’s interest and dedication to yoga from a young age, providing age-appropriate yoga poses and concepts.
There are many different types of yoga books for babies and kids, from instructional books geared toward children or parents to yoga story books for kids that may include yoga poses interwoven in a picture book with a greater story arc.
If you’re a parent or have a child in your life that you’d love to introduce to yoga, or perhaps you already have a budding little yogi eager to read yoga books for kids, keep reading for our picks for the best kids and baby yoga books.
The 13 Best Yoga Books for Babies, Toddlers, and Kids
#13: Yoga Games for Kids: 30 Fun Activities to Encourage Mindfulness, Build Strength, and Create Calm
Yoga Games for Kids: 30 Fun Activities to Encourage Mindfulness, Build Strength, and Create Calm by Lani Rosen-Gallagher M.Ed RCYT introduces kids ages 4-9 to approachable yoga poses and yoga concepts through 30 different activities.
Kids can learn the poses and sequences independently, while also learning the basics of mindfulness, breath awareness, self-confidence, and affirmations.
Through games and play, this kids’ yoga book engages young readers with illustrations, simple instructions, and fun, stimulating activities. It is 84 pages long.
#12: Good Night Yoga: A Pose-by-Pose Bedtime Story
Good Night Yoga: A Pose-by-Pose Bedtime Story by Mariam Gates is the perfect yoga book for kids’ bedtime reading, full of poses to wind down and get ready for a restful night.
This beautiful kids’ yoga book presents a relaxing bedtime yoga routine embedded in an engaging story that promotes relaxing sleep.
The book is 36 pages and is ideal for preschoolers ages 2-5 years old.
#11: Yoga for Little Kids: Simple Poses to Encourage Calm & Well-Being
Yoga for Little Kids: Simple Poses to Encourage Calm & Well-Being by Nicole Koleshis is a yoga book for toddlers with adorable graphics and child-friendly poses.
The yoga poses and sequences are simple and engaging enough for toddlers to do independently or with an adult. For example, there’s a cute graphic of Turtle Pose to help your little one sleep, Cat Pose to stretch, and Rainbow Pose to feel energized.
This yoga book for toddlers is great for getting small children moving, connecting with their bodies, and enjoying the benefits of yoga.
There are 20 poses in this 48-page book, and it’s ideal for kids aged 1-3.
#10: Yoga Pretzels: 50 Fun Yoga Activities For Kids & Grownups
Although not exactly a kids’ yoga book per se, we love Yoga Pretzels: 50 Fun Yoga Activities For Kids & Grownups by Tara Guber and Leah Kalish. This is an activity deck of fifty colorful cards with various yoga poses for kids and adults to do together or independently.
The illustrations appeal to children and all the poses are safe and fun for young kids ages 2-7 years old.
#9: I Am Yoga
Part of the six-book “I Am” series, with other titles like I Am Peace, I Am Love, and I Am Human, the kids’ yoga board book I Am Yoga by Susan Verde is a creative and self-affirming yoga book for preschoolers that celebrates self-expression and body confidence through yoga.
There’s a strong emphasis on emotional control and regulation, the mind-body connection, and happiness and peace through yoga. The yoga poses are geared towards toddlers, preschoolers, and young children, so this yoga book is best for kids ages 2-7 years old.
#8: My First Yoga
My First Yoga by DK is a great baby yoga book. The pastel-colored pages each feature a photograph of a toddler doing a yoga pose along with a delightful illustration by Allie Busby of the pose.
Poses are all appropriate for babies and toddlers and are arranged in a specific order so that your child can try a yoga sequence that can relax their body, or another to energize, and so on.
It’s one of the best yoga books for toddlers because they can copy the poses on their own using the age-matched pictures of other kids “standing up tall like a tree balancing on one leg” or “breathing fiercely like a lion.” It’s a very engaging and creative yoga book for kids.
It’s 32 pages long and geared towards kids ages 1-4 years old.
#7: Itsy Bitsy Yoga: Poses to Help Your Baby Sleep Longer, Digest Better, and Grow Stronger
Itsy Bitsy Yoga: Poses to Help Your Baby Sleep Longer, Digest Better, and Grow Stronger by Helen Garabedian is a baby yoga book geared towards adults.
The book explains how yoga can help your baby sleep better, digest food more easily, find relief from gas and colic, learn to relax, engage the brain, and improve immunity.
Readers are introduced to the best yoga poses for babies while learning about yoga for babies over the 256 pages.
#6: Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Helen Garabedian’s Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Toddlers and Preschoolers is the toddler yoga book version of her yoga book for babies. The poses and concepts in this yoga book for kids are ideal for toddlers and preschoolers ages 2-5 years old.
You can learn about yoga poses for toddlers to reduce tantrums, improve emotional regulation, sleep better, increase coordination and balance, and more. This yoga book for parents of toddlers is 225 pages.
#5: Little Yoga: A Toddler’s First Book of Yoga
Little Yoga: A Toddler’s First Book of Yoga by Rebecca Whitford and Martina Selway is a toddler yoga book with nine yoga poses for toddlers and preschoolers.
Each yoga pose has a two-page spread. Through playful illustrations, toddlers are introduced to the yoga pose on the page on the left while the page on the right shows the animal the yoga pose is intended to mimic performing the pose.
It’s an adorable and approachable yoga book for preschoolers and toddlers. The book is 32 pages and good for kids ages 1-5 years old.
#4: Llamaste and Friends: Being Kind Through Yoga
One of the best yoga books for babies is Llamaste and Friends: Being Kind Through Yoga by Pat-A-Cake and Annabel Tempest.
Packed full of cute illustrations, this is an adorably sweet story about using yoga to manage emotions and spread love and kindness.
It’s 20 pages long and ideal for babies and toddlers ages 1-3.
#3: Yoga Kids and Animal Friends Boxed Set: Simple Poses for Little Ones
Our recommendation for the best baby yoga book set has to be the Yoga Kids and Animal Friends Boxed Set: Simple Poses for Little Ones by Sarah Jane Hinder.
This set includes four yoga board books for babies: Yoga Bug, Yoga Bear, Yoga Whale, and Yoga Bunny (which can also be purchased separately).
Each of these beautiful yoga books for babies introduces your little ones to yoga poses, while also meeting and learning about insects, woodland creatures, ocean anises, and forest dwellers.
The engaging text rhymes and the illustrations are super cute. At the end of each yoga board book, there’s a simple yoga sequence for your toddler.
Each yoga board book in this boxed set is geared for babies and toddlers ages 0-4 years old.
#2: The ABCs of Yoga for Kids Around the World
The ABCs of Yoga for Kids Around the World by Teresa Anne Power is one of the best kids’ yoga books looking to learn yoga poses as well as things about its geography, culture, and life in other countries.
This beautifully-illustrated yoga book for kids takes you and your child on a creative and engaging tour of over 30 countries. Each page uses the alphabet, cute rhymes, and kid-friendly facts to introduce young children to yoga poses while also teaching them about diversity, harmony, and different areas of the world.
The book is 35 pages and is a good yoga book for preschoolers or kids aged 3-5.
#1: Yoga for Kids and Their Grown-Ups: 100+ Fun Yoga and Mindfulness Activities to Practice Together
Some of the best kids’ yoga books are those that get kids and adults practicing yoga together. These yoga books not only get children enjoying yoga, but also promote bonding and relationship building with parents through yoga.
One of our top picks for yoga books for parents and children is Yoga for Kids and Their Grown-Ups: 100+ Fun Yoga and Mindfulness Activities to Practice Together by Katherine Ghannam.
This book presents 100 fun, engaging ways for kids ages 3-12 and adults to enjoy yoga together.
There are simple instructions and creative activities to learn the basics of yoga and mindfulness for kids. With child-friendly language and illustrations, this yoga book can become a go-to manual you both love using to learn and grow as yogis.
Many of the yoga activities are partner activities for the adult and child to perform together, enhancing communication and bonding while enjoying the physical and mental health benefits of yoga.
This kids yoga book is 256 pages and is geared towards kids ages 3-12 with parental or guardian involvement.
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