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TAI CHI / AGES 4-8

Tai Chi is fun for children because they can imagine they are playing with birds, tigers, monkeys, and dragons. They can even pretend they are flying. However, children also reap the many health, learning, and social benefits of Tai Chi--focused attention, enhanced creativity, and improved balance, circulation, and overall health--through the eight simple exercises introduced in Tai Chi for Kids.

Inspired by his own son’s excitement with Tai Chi at the age of only three, master teacher Stuart Olson appeals to the innate imagination and playfulness of children to teach them the eight basic forms of a Tai Chi practice. Children will love imitating the animals shown in the colorful and playful illustrations, and the photographs of Olson’s 7-year-old son, Lee Jin, provide the perfect guide to each of the postures. Olson uses the language of a storyteller, wonderful animal metaphors that invite children to pretend, and easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions so that every child can enjoy such exercises as “Chasing the Monkeys Away,” and “White Crane Cools Its Wings.”

The book is designed for children and parents to use together or for independent learning by older children. The book also includes an informative teaching tale of how Tai Chi first began. Tai Chi for Kids introduces children to a lifetime of physical fitness and good health.

STUART ALVE OLSON has studied Tai Chi, meditation, and Chinese language for more than twenty-five years. Considered one of the leading authorities on Tai Chi, Stuart has published a number of books on the subject and has taught classes and workshops throughout the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, and Indonesia. He presently lives in northern California. GREGORY CRAWFORD is a self-taught artist who has made his living as an illustrator and designer for more than thirty-five years. He has worked in advertising, magazine and book illustration, film, and television. He is also active in community theater and is a passionate amateur stonemason. Gregory lives in Vermont with his wife, Jacki, and their German shepherd, Athena.

Synopsis:

This tai chi book for children appeals to their sense of play to teach them the eight basic forms of a tai chi practice. Children ages 4-8 will have fun imitating animals while learning skills that offer a lifetime of physical fitness.

Synopsis:

The first tai chi book exclusively for children ages 4 to 8.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; Uses children's delight in imitating animals to teach the eight basic tai chi forms essential for health.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; Each exercise is accompanied by colorful artwork and photographs of the author's 7-year-old son demonstrating postures.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; Written as a story to invite imaginative play and learning.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; Designed for children and parents to play with together and for independent learning by older children.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Millions of adults practice the ancient Chinese exercise of tai chi everyday. Now children can experience the numerous health, learning, and social benefits of tai chi--focused attention; enhanced creativity, imagination, self-confidence; and improved balance, circulation, and overall health--through the eight simple exercises introduced in andlt;iandgt;Tai Chi for Kidsandlt;/iandgt;. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Inspired by his own son's excitement with tai chi at the age of only three, master teacher Stuart Olson appeals to the innate imagination and playfulness of children to teach them the eight basic forms of a tai chi practice. Children have fun imitating animals while guided by colorful and playful illustrations and photographs of Olson's son, Lee, performing each posture. Olson uses the language of a storyteller, wonderful animal metaphors that invite children to pretend, and easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions so that every child can enjoy such exercises as andquot;Chasing the Monkeys Away,andquot; and andquot;Riding the Tiger to the Mountain.andquot; The book also includes a fun teaching tale of how tai chi first began that can be read out loud by a parent or independently by the older child. andlt;iandgt;Tai Chi for Kidsandlt;/iandgt; introduces children to a lifetime of physical fitness and instills in them a love of movement.

About the Author

Stuart Alve Olson has studied tai chi, Taoist meditation, and Chinese language for more than 25 years. Considered one of the leading authorities on tai chi, he has taught classes and workshops throughout the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, and Indonesia. He is the author of Imagination Becomes Reality, Taoist Origins of Qigong, and Tai Chi According to the I Ching. He presently lives in northern California. Greg Crawford is a self-taught artist who has made his living as an illustrator and designer for more than thirty-five years.

Table of Contents

andlt;Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Tai Chi Is for Children andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;A Story about Tai Chi andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Come and Learn Tai Chi andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;How to Perform the Tai Chi Movements in This Book andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;1.andlt;/Bandgt; Holding the Bird's Tail andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;2.andlt;/Bandgt; Snake Slithering Down andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;3.andlt;/Bandgt; White Crane Cools Its Wings andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;4.andlt;/Bandgt; Carry the Tiger Back to the Mountains andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;5.andlt;/Bandgt; Dragon Plays in the Clouds andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;6. andlt;/Bandgt;Wild Goose Flies Away andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;7.andlt;/Bandgt; Chasing the Monkeys Away andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;8.andlt;/Bandgt; Golden Rooster Stands on One Leg andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;About the Authorandlt;/Bandgt;

Product Details

ISBN:
9781879181656
ill.:
Crawford, Gregory
Author:
Olson, Lee Jin
Photographer:
Gross, Patrick
Illustrator:
Crawford, Gregory
Author:
Olson, Stuart Alve
Author:
Crawford, Gregory
Author:
Olson, Lee Jin
Publisher:
Bear Cub Books
Location:
Rochester, Vt.
Subject:
Children
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - General
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Sports / Recreation
Subject:
Martial arts
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - Martial Arts
Subject:
Qigong
Subject:
Tai Chi
Subject:
Tai chi for children
Subject:
Situations / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Subject:
Children s-Sports General
Subject:
TAI CHI/CHILDREN;CHILDREN;CHILDREN AGES 4-6;CHILDREN S BOOKS;SELF-HELP
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
5]
Publication Date:
20011131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full color illustrations throughout
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
8.5 x 11 x 0.8 in 26.67 oz
Age Level:
04-08

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"Synopsis" by , This tai chi book for children appeals to their sense of play to teach them the eight basic forms of a tai chi practice. Children ages 4-8 will have fun imitating animals while learning skills that offer a lifetime of physical fitness.
"Synopsis" by , The first tai chi book exclusively for children ages 4 to 8.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; Uses children's delight in imitating animals to teach the eight basic tai chi forms essential for health.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; Each exercise is accompanied by colorful artwork and photographs of the author's 7-year-old son demonstrating postures.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; Written as a story to invite imaginative play and learning.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; Designed for children and parents to play with together and for independent learning by older children.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Millions of adults practice the ancient Chinese exercise of tai chi everyday. Now children can experience the numerous health, learning, and social benefits of tai chi--focused attention; enhanced creativity, imagination, self-confidence; and improved balance, circulation, and overall health--through the eight simple exercises introduced in andlt;iandgt;Tai Chi for Kidsandlt;/iandgt;. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Inspired by his own son's excitement with tai chi at the age of only three, master teacher Stuart Olson appeals to the innate imagination and playfulness of children to teach them the eight basic forms of a tai chi practice. Children have fun imitating animals while guided by colorful and playful illustrations and photographs of Olson's son, Lee, performing each posture. Olson uses the language of a storyteller, wonderful animal metaphors that invite children to pretend, and easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions so that every child can enjoy such exercises as andquot;Chasing the Monkeys Away,andquot; and andquot;Riding the Tiger to the Mountain.andquot; The book also includes a fun teaching tale of how tai chi first began that can be read out loud by a parent or independently by the older child. andlt;iandgt;Tai Chi for Kidsandlt;/iandgt; introduces children to a lifetime of physical fitness and instills in them a love of movement.
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