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Reading Heroes

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Yogiños: Yoga for Youth, Read to Lead and the Art Center of Corpus Christi are pleased to announce the national debut of an interactive, bilingual Reading Heroes exhibition. Reading Heroes opens May 10 at the Art Center of Corpus Christi. Through art, video, and movement, young readers and learners—reading heroes themselves—learn how to use yoga poses and breathing practices to handle anxiety and stress associated with reading, learning new subjects and activities, as well as test-taking. Kyla and Carlos, the title characters of the beloved Kyla & Carlos book series, demonstrate yoga poses that are linked with six key skills that children can cultivate to become Reading Heroes: Patience, Focus, Courage, Support, Calm, and Pride.

The exhibition includes bilingual banners illustrating the yoga poses, a bilingual video featuring Kyla, Carlos, and several Reading Heroes demonstrating the yoga poses, and support guides for parents. Reading Heroes is part of a concurrent series of exhibitions highlighting children’s book illustrations including the Art of Dr. Seuss.


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Yogiños: Yoga for Youth® is an OHMazing® interdisciplinary kids yoga curriculum in English, Spanish, and Sanskrit. Our yoga for kids program weaves together wellness with original art, music, games, stories, and other mindful, sensory-integrated activities to promote flexibility, strength, balance, collaboration, civic and social responsibility, mindfulness, and nutrition on and off the yoga mat. We offer trainings for adults and Business Memberships along with bilingual yoga DVDs, kids music CDs, books and other bilngual educational products for schools, studios and homes. www.yoginos.com

Read To Lead is a national movement that promotes reading as an essential component in creating, developing, and inspiring our future leaders. As an educational partner with businesses and the communities we serve, we help build awareness of the power of reading and its vital benefits. Read to Lead supports charities, literacy projects and programs for children, young adults and adults helping all ages and stages rediscover the transformative power of reading. readtoleadtoday.org

The Art Center of Corpus Christi is a central gathering place for creative expression and artistic inspiration, located in the heart of Corpus Christi’s bay front district. Over 600 area artists and arts lovers are members of the Art Center. It’s facility houses 10 art groups, 5 exhibition galleries, and studio space for classes and workshops. The Art Center has a burgeoning exhibition schedule that rotates monthly, and presents up to two thousand works of art to the public each year. Education programs include classes and workshops for children, youth, adults, and groups with special needs. Field trip activities are available to local schools, along with summer fine art camps, and classes in a variety of mediums ranging from clay, to painting and drawing. www.artcentercc.org