Use popular songs with fun choreographies to get kids of all ages moving while associating vocabulary to actions. Teachers can use them to introduce or close units related to the human body, action verbs, popular culture, and hobbies. They are also fun to learn and perform in summer camps. Finally kids can also learn them on their own (or with 1:1 teacher support) by watching videos and learning the steps. Then, they can even record a video of themselves doing the dance and challenge a friend to do the same!
The combination of yoga and storytelling aids in vocabulary acquisition and retention. Words become associated to specific movements throughout the story. Young learners find movement based activities to be fun and motivating since they closely resemble natural play.