The bottom line is fun!
In my years delivering meditation and well being to primary schools, i sometimes come across the view that Yoga is a bit "grown up" for kids and wouldn't keep them interested. This couldn't be further from the truth.
I use sensory objects, partner work, dance and meditation to exercise feelings, movement, the mind and connections with others in the class. This is not only done in a playful and creative fashion, but it also helps build gross motor skills for children. This is especially important in today's technology driven age where children may be extremely agile with their texting fingers but less so when it comes to whole body movement. I've witnessed amazing improvements in feelings of self esteem, communication and focus, over the course of my classes which has led to improved school work and even better sleeping patterns!