We were particularly happy with the earth-friendly packaging of the DVD made from simple recycled cardboard. How a product is packaged is a good indication and first impression of a company's true commitment to the environment.
Snippets of colorful cartoons and an engaging video instructor captured his attention. There were moments as an adult I found the dialog slightly idealistic. The instructor had everyone pretend to drive their electric cars to the beach. I respect having a positive and encouraging message, even if somewhat idealistic. Their commitment to earth friendly living is appreciated.
My nephew was engaged and enthusiastic from the very first minute of the video. His baby sister imitated him, but it was slow and gentle enough, that it was even enjoyable for someone younger than the recommended age range of 3-8. At the very end of the video, Ahmed Fahmy (the instructor) announced that this would help with muscles and my nephew looked at me proudly with a flexed arm. Perfect motivation!
The video labels traditional yoga poses after animals or actions that fit into the plot line. For example, the upward facing dog becomes a seal and the warrior pose becomes surfing. Shortly after our brief exercise session, they were stretched out for stories and fell asleep to dream about the day they rescued the whale with their aunt.
|Riding a surf board|
The following day, I asked my nephew to show me how the shark looked and you can see how effective the video was by the attached photos. Overall, I recommend the video for anyone looking for a more simple, interactive, fun way to encourage exercise and stretching without over-stimulating small children. The exercises are simple and fun, yet effective.
a small preview of the video