Quarantine To-Do’s

Whew, is it getting real enough out there for you?

The days go by and we know that coming up with inspiring projects to keep your little one active is no small task.

That’s why each day on the Kids Yoga Garden Facebook page I have been sharing a resource that can be used as a part of your homeschool / unschool / or online schooling routine. Some of the shares have been activities we do at our learning center, and others have been more directed towards our parents and caregivers to offer extra support in this time of need. I’ve also tried to highlight teachers and communities that have a wide breadth of online materials available for use so you can use these projects as a starting point for online searches.

To keep things simple, I will collect all the project links here organized by category and update as this project continues. If you’d like to see something in particular, like more art projects or cooking recipes, please let me know so I can keep it tailored to your needs.

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Quarantine PLAYlist: 

Art Projects: 

  1. God’s Eye Weaving Craft. Video 
  2. DIY Play Dough with Kru Georgie of Chiang Mai Drama Centre
  3. Draw Along with Me “Happy Sun” with Deep Space Sparkle
  4. Magical Thailand Coloring book by Magical Thailand
  5. Crafting with Shabby Tree Paper Plate Hats
  6. DIY sidewalk chalk photobooth from Kids Yoga Garden

 

Yoga and Movement for Children:

  1. Rub Your Hands Yoga Warm-up Song by Karma Kids and Kids Yoga Garden
  2. Wiggle Like a Worm Sun Salutation Song by Yogiful
  3. Full free yoga classes with Cosmic Kids YogaPokemon Episode
  4. Chair Yoga Video with Calm Classrooms and worksheets
  5. KidFit water bottle workout video and KidFit Easter with Reenie Brooking
  6. Sun Salutations for Kids Video by Kids Yoga Garden
  7. Gratitude Relaxation by Yoga 4 Classrooms

 

Cooking:

  1. Papaya Salad Recipe by Kids Yoga Garden
  2. Banoffee Recipe by Eco Logic Thailand
  3. Taste the Rainbow cooking class by Sunny Days Organic
  4. Tiny Green Chef Free Cooking Lesson

 

Science:

  1. Mystery Science Adventures with Doug. Mini Lesson on Viruses
  2. COVID activity book: “Why is this virus making me stay home” printable
  3. Daisy Creek Farms regrow your vegetables video tutorial
  4. Imagination Tree 5 Things to Do in the Rain activity list
  5. Bird Snacks by Sprouting Wild Ones
  6. Earth Day Printablesby Little Bins for Little Hands

 

Math & Music:

  1. Andrew Bird 8s Times Tables song

Storytelling:

  1. The Princess and the Pea with Fairy tales with Belle by Cascadia Cosplay

 

Parent Resources

  1. Free Adult Yoga classes by Yogamour
  2. Free Live Streaming Yoga Classes with Chiang Mai based Annie Bliss.
  3. Supporting Children’s Emotional and Mental health with mindful meditation, free 3 part online workshop by Divine Light Yoga.
  4.  Parent and Teacher Resource Center by Dictionary.com

 

 

We’d also like to remind you that when all else fails and you are feeling overwhelmed, take a deep breath and create some boundaries that create space for both you and your little. Maybe its a little play and dance break together, maybe its 20 minutes of “independent” time where you can both try something you love, maybe its learning how to fold clothes like Maria Kondo and getting some house work together. The biggest way you can support your child is by spending time with them, it doesn’t need to be completely structured and educational to aid in development. You are already doing enough. ❤

 

More to come! Take care out there and share your pictures with us, we’d love to see how they look through your eyes.

Low Season Savings

There’s no denying it, the smokey season is back. Thankfully this year with more press and awareness, we are seeing changes in our community that support more options for maintaining a healthy lifestyle indoors.

At Kids Yoga Garden we’ve got our air purifiers running all day during this time of year and have loaded up on board games, new books and a recycled art creation zone to keep our students active indoors. To make it easier on the families who stay in town during this time of year, we’ve also started promotions to make our programs more accessible to those living locally.

 

March Promo

Visiting Chiang Mai

Each year we are visited by new students from around the world and this last year was no exception as kids from Korea, Spain, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Singapore, Germany, the United States, Mexico, Canada, the UK, France and more came to join our programs.

Chiang Mai is a magical intersection of intersections and in recent years the offerings for children and families have risen substantially. Full day trips, new play-friendly cafes and an abundance of special course offerings help offer families creative options for education and childcare while travelling.

If your planning a trip to Chiang Mai we highly recommend these guides by local writers and long-time residents:

  1. Lonely Planet : What to do with Kids in Chiang Mai
  2. Chiang Mai Family Guide- 10 awesome things to do in Chiang Mai with Kids
  3. Cape Kantary V. 23 – Community Crossroads 

 

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Of course you are also welcome to come by and see us and we’ll have plenty of recommendations as well!

More opportunities to join us!

We’ve been listening to the input of our families and are ready to bring some adjustments to our weekday schedule. Starting October 9th 2019, Kids Yoga Garden will be open for full day activities each Wednesday – Sunday, giving you more opportunities to join us each week.

The weekday activities will be geared towards our home school learning group with options to study 2-5 days per week. All days will be open to drop-ins but members of the homeschool group will have priority booking to ensure our regular learning group is able to thrive.

 

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This is our first major schedule change since opening and we hope that it will bring more fluidity and consistency to our staff and families. Monday and Tuesday our office will be closed but prior bookings for private sessions may be made during our regular office hours Wednesday – Friday 8 am – 4 pm and Saturday and Sunday 9 am – 5 pm.

Leading up to this shift we will take a 1 week break to reset and prepare.

 

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Please let us know any requests or questions leading up to these shifts!

Summer of PLAY

This month we are open each and every day to give you lots of opportunities to try something new, hone creativity and enjoy movement. Our weekday activities are completely booked but we welcome you to come join our weekend workshops which will feature a blend of traditional Thai cooking, baking, crafting, tie dying and more.  As this will be a busy time, please send us a message or email to reserve places for your children.

Click the photos to join our Facebook Events!

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June Workshops

It’s a new month and we are ready to make, move and create our way all the way to summer camp. In addition to our weekly classes on Tuesday and Thursdays, we have special weekend camp workshops each weekend in June. Join us for one or all of them by sending us a message to reserve your place.

Children ages 3-10 are welcome.

 

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Summer summer time!

We are proud to present our summer camp schedule for 2018. This year we have dates for all the students around Chiang Mai, whether you are on the international or Thai schedule there’s a week just for you!

Ages 3-10 are welcome to join these thematic inquiries into English language with a focus on creativity and hands on learning!

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For a sample of our daily schedule and more information, check out our Summer Program tab.

Children’s Day in Thailand

Children's Day

 

“Children are the future of the nation, if the children are intelligent, the country will be prosperous.”

-Thai saying

 

If you live in Thailand, you probably already know that this is a wonderful place to be a kid. Ample sun for expanding energy and growth, abundant agriculture of tropical fruits and veggies, not to mention the world renowned nature of the “Land of Smiles.”

But even further, Thailand nurtures children and acknowledges their importance as the future of their country.  In 1955 the country established National Children’s Day to celebrate the significant role of their children. From Northern Thailand to the Southern Peninsula, the second Saturday of the month is saved for activities that fill their youth with joy.

At Kids Yoga Garden, we are committed to expanding the physical, mental and emotional intelligence of children through awareness and sensory-based creative activities. We love serving the mind, body and souls of our community by creating a nurturing environment to grow.

This year we will join the festivities with a FREE Children’s Day BBQ Potluck in our garden this Saturday, January 13th from 11 am – 2 pm. We will be joined by some of our favorite teachers, facilitators and families to welcome you to our space and some super special activities.

 

Workshops will include:

+ Arts and Crafts

+ Yoga Games

+ Tepee construction

+ Chess and Robotics

+ Circus skills

 

All Day enjoy:

+ BBQ (w/ veggie and vegetarian options)

+ s’more roasting

+ face painting

+ community

 

 

 

Holiday Craft Camp

Let’s use less cash and more creativity this holiday season! Expose your children to the magic of their own imagination as we gather to create gifts, cards and movements that carry the cheer of the season with a smaller ecological footprint.

This craft camp will include tutorials on how to make 100% natural soap, DIY gift wrap, recycled snow globes, ornaments, cider, cookies in a jar and much more!

As always there will also be plenty of movement by the way of yoga, dancing and even Thai boxing. We will exercise our inner performers with drama, music and storytelling activities incorporating different traditions from around the globe.

And we’ll round it all off with a celebration on the final day!

Ages 3 -12 welcome

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Limit: 9 children per age group

A day at the market

Our homeschool group has been hard at work developing their practical math skills, including estimation, inventory and calculations. So this past weekend, some of the homeschool learners joined with Nic’s Restaurant to take part in the Kid’s Flea Market at their 6th Anniversary celebration. The girls sold a plethora of second-hand items from home including books, games, old toys and clothes with some help from parents.

The day was full of negotiations, laughter and lots of learning (next time we will bring a bigger tarp, and shoes that can get muddy!) By the end of the day our hands were lighter and wallets a bit fatter. We are super proud of our young entrepreneurs and excited for our next opportunities to practice these skills. Already this week there has been talk of halloween costume creation, where to shop for materials and how to get it to market! Excellent enthusiasm captured by one of our garden photographer friends.