Give a kid jump rope and they are likely to use it for a few minutes – that’s when they start to get tired.
But guess what?
If you add a song or rhyme for them to sing as they jump rope, they are likely to jump until you tell them it’s time to stop.
There are so many benefits to jumping rope that go way beyond just having fun:
- –Improves balance and coordination
- –Exercises parts of the brain related to reading, memory and alertness
- –Gets kids outside and moving
- –Inspires creativity
Jump rope songs also bring kids or groups together and help to encourage teamwork, collaboration and friendship.
Adding a jump rope song provides an additional challenge that keeps kids working toward the goal of making it to the end of the rhyme, or beating their previous jump count.