C-Fit Yoga - Classroom Fitness

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Ashley Kemper, Common Sense Media
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Kid-friendly video yoga guide families can use together.

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Educational Value

The videos are designed to teach kids how to do basic yoga poses. The instructor both describes the poses in ways kids can understand and uses the actual yoga name for each pose. If kids just sit and watch, they'll pick up much less than if they're up and moving with someone else.

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Users click each lesson to access video and photo descriptions of the yoga sequence.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that C-Fit Yoga - Classroom Fitness is a video-platform app that delivers four 10-minute yoga lessons to users. The interface is easy to use, and the instructor describes each pose in a creative kid-friendly way. The videos encourage viewers to stretch their bodies but also provides differentiation for kids who may not be able to fully cross their bodies or touch their toes. Instructor Sarah Herrington demonstrates each move, provides a step-by-step breakdown of each sequence, and uses music and song to help kids remember the sun-salutation sequence. Note: There was no privacy policy available at the time of review.

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What's it about?

C-FIT YOGA - CLASSROOM FITNESS provides four 10-minute video yoga lessons to kids and grown-ups alike. Users can select the step-by-step photograph guide to work through each sequence, play each step in a video tutorial, or play the entire lesson from beginning to end. Instructor Sarah Harrington uses song to help kids remember the sun salutation and uses rhyming directions to keep kids engaged in practicing yoga. Kids also practice body awareness as they go through each yoga pose: The instructor asks whether kids can tell if one side is more flexible than another. It also provides differentiated poses to provide access to different levels and mobility levels.

Is it any good?

This app is a huge win for families who have a limited or no yoga background but who want to benefit from the practice. Though C-Fit Yoga - Classroom Fitness was initially designed for students in a classroom, family members of all ages will enjoy doing the 10-minute lessons together. It may be especially helpful for kids who may need extra practice with body awareness, focus, and flexibility. The songs are a great addition and will help kids remember the sun-salutation sequence, which can be used as a calm-down or brain-break activity as necessary.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the benefits of yoga while practicing with C-Fit Yoga - Classroom Fitness. Because the app gives a kid-friendly description of each sequence and names the actual yoga poses, families can do yoga together daily.

  • Families can also connect basic daily activities and yoga poses. For example, grabbing the cereal from a high shelf in the pantry or cabinet requires us to use muscles similar to those needed for parts of the sun salutation. Take it a step further by using the meditation and mindfulness practice during quiet moments of the day.

App details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • Skills: Health & Fitness: body awareness, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, movement
  • Price: 2.99
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Release date: November 11, 2012
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Size: 559.00 MB
  • Publisher: CFIT LLC
  • Version: 1.1
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 5.1 or later

For kids who love movement and meditation

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