Imagine if you could light up a child’s brain and nurture their imagination all with the power of voice and a few simple movements.
Rebecca & Nancy here...
We're the founders of GOYOkids, and we're proud to take an active role in early childhood education with inspiring educational leaders just like you!
We deeply value the concept of imagination, and we know you do to.
With a small army of children between us, over 4 years of experience creating sensory play classes and professional training in kids yoga we are committed to creating ways for children to thrive socially, emotionally and creatively.
But we also know that, as educators, 2pm rolls around, the kids can become fidgety, and you’re not quite sure they’ll make it through the activities you had planned for the afternoon!
And then there’s the day’s documentation to complete...
Sure, you know that yoga & mindfulness is crucial in a child’s development, but how do you take that and convert it into an activity that:
the kids want to do every day
can be implemented on a budget
AND can involve the families?
We'll show you how.
You're leading a fun, energetic and mindful kids yoga class everyday, without doing more in preparation than pressing play.
You've stopped worrying about all the ways you can meet the EYLF and NQS each day, and you have time each day to truly engage with the children in activities.
You've implemented an effective new activity to your centre without trawling the internet for days or by relying on an external instructor to come in for a short-term program.
You have happy, calm and contented children who transition well between activities.
You've successfully engaged families to explore daily opportunities for all children to learn from active participation in activities.
That's what a Stretchy Stories subscription is all about.
LISTEN TO A SAMPLE NOW
HELP! I'VE NEVER TAUGHT YOGA!
Can I do this? Yes! Yes you can!
We’re trying to inspire more kids to do more yoga, and to do that we need more people just like you sharing stories and yoga.
We make that as easy as possible for you.
Each audiobook in the Stretchy Stories library comes with a Glance Sheet showing a figure of each of the poses in the story. Then just hit play on the audio and let us do the talking! With the added benefit of a verbal description of the poses in the audiobook, all you need to do is encourage the children to listen and have fun!
She's a dedicated Early Childhood Teacher.
Before finding GOYOkids she'd never practiced or taught yoga.
She now leads a kids yoga class using GOYOkids everyday as a transition between outdoor and indoor play.
HOW THE STRETCHY STORIES SUBSCRIPTION WORKS
Stretchy Stories is a subscription program.
Subscribe today and you'll receive instant access to:
streamed audio content
log in, press play and you’re ready to lead a storytelling kids yoga class
suited for use on any device with internet access, including mobile and interactive whiteboards, with a guarantee of at least 5 new stories every 6 months
ad free zone
our website (where your subscription is hosted) is completely free of advertising.
a printable sheet for each story so you have a visual of what pose is coming up next, we call this a 'glance sheet'
a bank of related craft activities downloadable for each story to support broader learning
online assistance for technical issues and questions, access to a Facebook community of fellow GOYO-ers
We’re dedicated to giving kids fun, engaging ways to improve their listening skills, without any visual stimulation.
We know that helping a child develop good listening skills is a valuable investment of your time. Help bring our vision to life and get kids active more regularly with kids yoga audiobooks.
With an added bonus of priming their listening skills and helping them to follow basic instructions to support, for example, their transition from preschool to primary school.
We help educators like you every single day, so we know first-hand the types of resources, materials and equipment you need to be the best educator you can be.
This subscription allows for multiple uses, is constantly growing, and enables every child to engage in play-based learning.
Combined with the art of storytelling, the fun of movement, downloadable resources and of course our support and guidance, it will give you the best opportunity to feel empowered as an educator.
Did you know a child's resting heart beats at approximately 80 beats per minute?
That's why at the end of every Stretchy Stories audiobook you'll melt into an age-appropriate guided relaxation underpinned with music set to 80 beats per minute; specifically chosen to mimic the average child’s resting heart rate.