Chill out, children
Reviewer: The Allentown Morning Call, September 12 2006
Filled with soothing colors, sounds and songs, animated music videos on Wai Lana's ''Daydream'' DVD help children of all ages calm down. ''Rest and relaxation are essential to our well-being, and learning to relax when you're young will stay with you for the rest of your life,'' says Wai Lana, host of the PBS series ''Wai Lana Yoga.'' The new 30-minute video has Spanish subtitles and cartoon characters to guide kids through a head-to-toe relaxation. Priced at $12.95 from http://www.wailana.com (800-228-5145), it joins a line of Little Yogis products that includes DVD yoga routines for children, activities and exercise kits, and a recipe book for kid-delicious juices
Wai Lana’s Little Yogis Daydream
Reviewer: Palmetto Parent Magazine (www.palmettoparent.com), January 2006
Wai Lana has hosted her own series on PBS for several years and has released DVDs, CDs, activity books, and yoga equipment under her Little Yogis line. Her new DVD, Daydream, contains a short video to help children relax; games for counting, spelling, and more; and music videos. The video uses soothing imagery of waterfalls, oceans, and animals as it implements a head-to-toe relaxation method to help little children off to sleep during naptime. This is not an exercise video or a rollicking adventure for your children. It is a relaxation video that should be employed during naptime or after a long day when your kids are a little too wound up.
Wai Lana’s Little Yogis Daydream DVD Award Review
Reviewer: Film Advisory Board, October 2005
Daydream is an enchanting animated video. Songs of endearment and ancient techniques set the mood for children’s relaxation time to drift into a world of wonderful colorful dreams. It is fascinating. The adorable, humorous creatures (pink elephants that dive, insects that snuggle, dolphins that frolic about, seabirds that soar, castles in the sand, a mouse on a cheese kite, dancing butterflies, hot air balloons, and children at play) are what dreams are made of. Fantasies inspire children. This Daydream DVD inspires fantasies.
The magical Daydream island, with a host of wonderful characters, entertains and educates all in the family to a world of play, relaxation, joy, and friendship in the delightful Little Yogis Daydream video. It is the perfect addition for the family video library.
Reviewer: Dove Family Approved Award Review, August 2005
This is a wonderful relaxation DVD for your children. It is filled with colorful pictures, relaxing songs, and fun games. I can admit that it is relaxing because it helped even me relax. It was amazing to me because when my children were small, I would help them relax by telling them a little relaxing story for different parts of the body. Now Wai Lana does the same thing with this lovely DVD, with her soothing voice singing the songs and telling stories. Also added to this are fun games that the kids can play after rest time is over.
Wai Lana’s Little Yogis Daydream DVD
Reviewer: Dr. Toy Awards Review (drtoy.com), Summer 2005
This is a charming naptime video that children will enjoy winding down and relaxing to. It features adorable cartoon characters that sing soothing songs. Drawing from an ancient yoga relaxation technique called Yoga Nidra, this video guides you through a playful head-to-toe meditation as you settle down. It is full of adventure with secret waterfalls, hot air balloon rides, pink elephants, happy monkeys, and dancing butterflies. Children will develop visual skills while opening creativity and imagination. The 30-minute video includes special features, Spanish subtitles and comes with a Daydream poster. It truly makes naptime a pleasure for kids, parents, and teachers.
Variety is the spice of these videos
Reviewer: Chicago Parent Magazine, November 2005
"Rest and relaxation are essential to our well-being no matter how old we are," says Wai Lana, "and learning to relax when you’re young will stay with you for the rest of your life."
I agree 100 percent.
Here is the perfect quiet-time video for your pre-schooler. In fact, I think Little Yogis is a great way to introduce ancient relaxation techniques to the whole family. Songs and soothing pictures are used to help kids stretch, breathe, and relax. The pace, the visuals, and the music are all in harmony to help little ones settle down or even slip into sleep.
This is a step-by-step guide, but does not come off as rote; the lessons seem natural and easy. The DVD can be a soothing relaxation tool for families and a great resource for caregivers.
Sylvia says: Lyrical, lovely, and sure to please.
Yoga for Kids
Reviewer: Yoga magazine (UK), September 2005
This is a wonderful, inspirational animated DVD for kids. The characters created by Wai Lana are adorable. Daydream is a guided head-to-toe relaxation session to help kids unwind, prepare for bedtime. and to help them rest.
Recommended for teachers and parents, it’s a treat to watch and the cartoon is delightful. There’s a delightful world of happy monkeys, pink elephants, and dancing butterflies accompanied with songs and games.
Wai Lana’s Daydream is highly recommended.
Little Yogis Daydream DVD by Wai Lana
Reviewer: TD Monthly magazine, August 2005
Kids fall in love with the adorable characters in Wai Lana’s charming naptime cartoon. Drawing from an ancient yoga relaxation technique called Yoga Nidra, Daydream guides kids through a playful head-to-toe meditation, entertaining them as they settle down. Filled with secret waterfalls, hot air balloon rides, pink elephants, happy monkeys, and dancing butterflies, Wai Lana’s beautiful Daydream is a feast for the imagination. It truly makes naptime a pleasure for kids, parents, and teachers. Wai Lana won the Dr. Toy award because her Daydream DVD is truly exceptional. It captivates and entertains kids while letting them unwind and relax for quiet time—which is crucial in an age when ADD and ADHD rates are skyrocketing. With its enchanting music and animation, Daydream is healthy fun that the whole family can feel good about. Kids and parents just love it.
Kids De-Stress Through Yoga
Reviewer: Positive Health Magazine (UK), June 2005
In an age when ADD and ADHD are household terms, it is vital to help our kids achieve a state of health, balance, and happiness—without a prescription. Prolific artist and yogi Wai Lana, host of the PBS series Wai Lana Yoga, has introduced her new Daydream DVD to her popular Little Yogis line. Combining colorful cartoon visuals, soothing sounds and songs, and fun learning games, Daydream captivates kids of all ages and helps them relax … naturally. Filled with secret waterfalls, hot air balloon rides, pink elephants, happy monkeys, and dancing butterflies, Wai Lana’s inviting Daydream cartoon is a feast for the imagination. Drawing from an ancient yoga relaxation technique that’s designed to relieve stress, Daydream guides kids through a playful head-to-toe meditation, entertaining them as they settle down.