This children's activity and story book is designed as a fundraiser for children's hospitals and children’s foundations and libraries. Movement and good health are a gift no one should take for granted. Join us in sharing this gift with others. Books are provided at authors cost for fundraising or for donations.
Froga is an unusual and fantastical tree frog who imitates the creatures he admires in and around his pond. The muskrat, dragonfly and bobtail cat are some of the creatures he admires and imitates. Children are encouraged to imitate Froga’s movements as he explores life at his small pond. The results help children calm themselves and have better focus. Adults may even want to join in the fun!
This book is for children 4 years old and up who are ready to explore their imagination and movement within normal limits of development. This is a fun-filled book for children, their parents, their caretakers, teachers or physiotherapist for special needs. With a variety of easy exercises, its purpose is to calm a restless or anxious child and challenge a child with less ambition to move. This book focuses on listening skills, imagination, self-expression, breathing, gross motor skills and stretching. Colourful illustrations of Froga a green and blue tree frog provide interesting and easy-to-follow pictures of the exercises.
Hannah Roswell has had a career in occupational therapy, developmental therapy and the fine arts. She has worked with people who are developmentally delayed for over 20 years. Her experience includes a variety of ages and settings, including children’s hospitals, Early Intervention, and home health care. Hannah is also certified as a children’s yoga teacher and understands the benefit of strengthening, stretching, balancing, breathing and learning to relax from an early age.
Karen Steadman has practiced yoga for over 15 years and has over 200 certified hours. She is experienced at teaching yoga in senior centers, critical care homes, summer camps, Easter Seals programs, Special Needs Yoga with Reach for the Rainbow, Yoga for Cerebral Palsy and the Neurological Rehabilitation Institute of Ontario. Karen is experienced in working with all ages and abilities, and she shares the joy of movement and breath with anyone who will participate.