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Waybuloo Yogo - Fun Yoga for Tots!

Updated on December 8, 2011

Encourage Active Tots with the Waybuloo Piplings!

Waybuloo is a sweet TV show for pre-schoolers, created for the BBC's CBeebies channel. During each episode the characters, called Piplings, gather at an ancient Yogo Machine to do "yogo" - a form of yoga. Some of their moves are based on real yoga positions, such as Tree and Bridge, while others are inspired by the creatures and objects they see in their magical land of Nara, such as Magic Bird and Narabug (butterfly).

Yoga for children is also becoming more and more popular, and has countless benefits including being a healthy form of exercise, helping kids find their inner calm and even helping with conditions such as autism. With shows such as Waybuloo featuring their own forms of this practice, kids may be encouraged to take up real yoga and other forms of exercise.

This lens explains all about Waybuloo yogo and also looks at the range of information and activities available to help children learn the calming and healthy benefits of real yoga for kids!

Hang on, What the Heck is Waybuloo?

Meet the Piplings!

Waybuloo is a 20-minute television show for pre-school children, which follows the lives of four creatures called Piplings. Each episode sees them help and share with each other, as well as play with the children, or "Cheebies" who come to visit. They perform four yogo moves at the beginning of each episode and then repeat them later on with the children, encouraging viewers to join in by saying "You try!" to the screen.

You can find out more about the actual show Waybuloo and the characters in it by taking a look at my other Waybuloo lenses below!

A-Z of Waybuloo Yogo! - What are the Waybuloo Yogo Positions?

In Waybuloo, the Piplings perform four yogo positions per episode. There are currently over 50 episodes but some positions are repeated in more than one episode.

This is a full list of all the yogo positions performed in the first series. I will be adding to the list any that might have been missed as well as filling in more details about each position!

  • Bicycle
  • Big Bird
  • Big Roary Thing
  • Boat
  • Bouncing
  • Bridge
  • Candle
  • Cat
  • Caterpillar
  • Fish
  • Floating
  • Lightning
  • Lion
  • Magic Bird
  • Magic Carpet
  • Mouse
  • Narabug
  • Owl
  • Patting
  • Shell
  • Surfer
  • Train
  • Tree
  • Wave
  • Yojojo

Performing Waybuloo Yogo - A Note on Safety

* As with all exercise, always warm up first and never make yourself or your child strain to do a position that is uncomfortable or too difficult

* Supervise children at all times during both yogo and yoga and ensure the area is safe, flat and clear of hazards

* It is advised not to start a new form of exercise without first consulting your doctor or other health professional

* If undertaking real yoga, do so under the instruction of a qualified teacher or properly endorsed guidebook or video

Where Can I Learn the Waybuloo Yogo Positions?

There are two places you can find great guides to Waybuloo yogo! The first is on the CBeebies website in the grown-ups section. They have a PDF sheet of some of the yogo positions available for download, which teaches you and your child how to perform Owl, Surfer, Mouse and Cat. Click the image below to go to the download page.

You can also find instructions on how to perform other positions on the Waybuloo Facebook Page. There are currently 12 photos with step by step instructions in their Yogo Photo Album! Choose from:

Big Bird

Big Roary Thing

Boat

Bridge

Cat

Floating

Magic Bird

Narabug

Mouse

Owl

Surfer

Tree

Making Waybuloo Yogo Fun!

Waybuloo Reward Charts and Stickers

You can add an extra element of fun to yogo with your little Cheebie by encouraging them to progress through the positions with reward stickers and progress charts. You can make your own or find specific Waybuloo ones from these sources:

Waybuloo Magazine

This fortnightly magazine contains a different reward chart and set of stickers each issue, as well as yogo positions and other activities to try! Click the image to find out more.

You can subscribe HERE.

You can also use the following Waybuloo stickers and activity packs to integrate with your yogo fun! Click each image for more info!

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Going Beyond Waybuloo Yogo

Teaching Children Yoga

Yoga for children is becoming more and more popular. There are classes for children to attend, and you can even do Mummy and Baby Yoga with your tiny ones!

There are many benefits to children learning yoga. Not only is it a great form of exercise, which helps to keep the body supple and flexible, it may also:

* Create excellent posture

* Be calming

* Help children find their "breath" and their centre

* Aid focus and concentration

* Help with conditions such as ADHD and autism

Yoga classes for children can provide a safe and nurturing environment for kids to focus, breathe and meet other children. Alternatively you can learn at home, but make sure you use a recommended book or video and never try anything advanced without consulting a properly qualified teacher. Proper yoga is best taught in a class or one-on-one with a yoga instructor.

The Benefits of Yoga for Children

This short video explains some of the benefits of child yoga and demonstrates children performing yoga in a class setting.

Waybuloo Yogo and Child Yoga Basics

What You Need at Home

If you are going to be doing yogo or yoga on a regular basis, it is helpful to have a special yoga mat to do the positions on, along with some loose comfortable clothing.

Kids Dark Blue Travel Yoga Mat

Kids Bright Light Blue Classic Yoga Mat

You can find out more about yoga for children here:

Yoga for Children

Yoga Bananas

YogaBugs

Yoga Pretzels:

50 Fun Yoga Activities for Kids and Grownups

(Yoga Cards)

Yoga for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders:

A Step-by-step Guide for Parents and Caregivers

Teaching Yoga to Children Through Story

(Storytime Yoga)

Yoga for You and Your Child:

The Step-by-step Guide to Enjoying Yoga with Children

YogaBugs:

The One Bug Your Kids Should Catch

YOGA GAMES FOR CHILDREN:

Fun and Fitness with Postures, Movements and Breath

Yoga Kids For Ages 3-6

[DVD]

[2005]

More Yoga Stuff for Kids

Is Yogo a Good Idea?

Can yoga be beneficial to children? Do you think it is a good idea for shows like Waybuloo to encourage healthy activities such as yoga?

What do you think about yogo and yoga for kids?

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Please let me know what you thought of this lens here! Feedback, comments and ideas welcome!

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      Davinahenry145 

      4 years ago

      If you want to make yoga an part of your lifestyle, here are some tips that you should follow.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      excellent! but don't stop do even deeper...

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      BuckHawkcenter 

      8 years ago

      Nice lens and well done!

    • Mihaela Vrban profile image

      Mihaela Vrban 

      8 years ago from Croatia

      Excellent idea! Haven't tried yoga with my toddler yet but knowing her, she would pick standing on her head! LOL

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      These creatures are cool- says the big kid in me! Interesting follow on lens from your previous one about these Piplings. I think it's a great way of getting kids interested in yoga and these basic poses are a fun way for getting them started.

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      kidspartythemes 

      8 years ago

      Great lens! Thanks for featuring my Waybuloo party page!

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