Saturday, 15 December 2018

Connor the conker helps children to learn Pilates

A PILATES trainer and examiner has published a children’s book to introduce youngsters to the fitness system.

Rachel Lloyd, of New Street, Henley, wrote The Amazing Adventures of Connor the Conker, a 40-page picture book aimed at three- to six-year-olds. It is illustrated by Laura Schuth, who is also from Henley.

It follows the adventures of Connor and his siblings Spike and Sticky Bud and includes simple instructions and pages that children can colour in.

Ms Lloyd thought of the idea while examining in Dublin.

She said: “I heard there were problems engaging children with Pilates so I started writing stories for classes to engage children with imagery and movement. They worked out so well that I thought I would keep writing them. So many people wanted them so I decided to get it published.”

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