Donkey is the next stage of advancement after your child has learned Down Dog and later mastered. It’s such a fun yoga pose for your child. The pride they feel when they can accomplish it, is priceless.
So just like any other pose, you show them the pose first and then ask them to do it.
For Donkey, you show them Down Dog first and then say “lift your leg for Donkey!”
You can say; “What does the Donkey say? He says Hee Haw!
This is the child version of one legged Down Dog, but when you show them, lift your leg slightly and keep it somewhat bent. They are not going to be able to do a perfect one legged Down Dog, so show them the version of the pose that is attainable to them.
And remember, however your child express this pose or any other pose, is absolutely perfect. They are perfect, their little bodies are perfect, their individual gross motor skills development is perfect just as it is.
As long as you are breathing, you are doing yoga!
Just FYI, most of the baby yoga poses I post, I learned at my Itsy Bitsy Yoga training. The founder and creator, Helen Garabedian, has a great book and dvds that you can purchase to help your home practice. Or you can go to her website and try and find a class near you!