A Morning With Grandpa


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Lee and Low 2016
  • Character-Building Curriculum
  • Social Studies Curriculum

"'Tai chi is a martial art that sends good energy through your body.  The energy is called qi,' explained Gong Gong."

Anybody else want some of that?  I do.  Sign me up for the good energy being sent through my body.  Mei Mei and her grandfather, Gong Gong, are out in the garden on a summer morning.  Gong Gong is gently executing  his tai chi moves.

From White Crane Spreading, to Wings to Pick Up the Needle from the Sea Botton and on to Cloud Hands, he demonstrates the art of moving energy.

His shadow, Mei Mei, is frisking at his side. Then, it's her turn to show him the yoga she is learning at school.  Grandpa tries out Downward Dog, the Cat, and the Mermaid.  It's a sharing across generations and a warm welcome into the world of the Chinese exercises known as tai chi and the Indian practice of yoga for children who have not learned these moves before. 

Directions for the poses are included along with a list of the author's sources.

978-1620141922  Ages 5-9  32 pages

Recommended by:  Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com

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