Brooklyn Public Library offers free virtual yoga classes for toddlers

The Brooklyn Public Library is offering free virtual yoga classes for toddlers to stay active while they’re home from day care and other programs due to the coronavirus pandemic.

News 12 Staff

Apr 9, 2020, 8:52 PM

Updated 1,502 days ago

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The Brooklyn Public Library is offering free virtual yoga classes for toddlers to stay active while they’re home from day care and other programs due to the coronavirus pandemic. 
"They're not able to go outside and run around and expel all of that energy. We all still want to be able to give these families the opportunity to have some resemblance of normalcy and things to do,” says musical yoga instructor Cassie Naaktgeboren. 
Naaktgeboren says the class is typically offered at the Brooklyn Public Library, but with many businesses closing due to the coronavirus pandemic, they found a way to continue the program using Facebook Live. 
The class is about 40 minutes long and allows parents to watch at home with their toddlers while doing the movements and singing along. 
"We do a lot of -- like there's cross-body communication and that helps with brain development. We practice a lot of things that help with impulse control. And bringing in information, processing all of your emotions, so that's why it's still really important to be moving,” says Naaktgeboren.
The classes are offered every Thursday at 10 a.m. on the Brooklyn Public Library’s Facebook page.
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