Jumping The River
HELPS TO DEVELOP LEG STRENGTH AND THE DYNAMIC BALANCE REQUIRED TO STOP FROM A MOVING POSITION, PUSH OFF AND LAND IN A BALANCED POSITION.
What You Need
TWO PIECES OF ROPE AND A HOOP
How To Play
Use the 2 pieces of rope to create the river. Start with them quite close together and gradually move them apart after each jump. Dream up a theme to make it more exciting. Shark-infested waters usually worked for Jamie and Andy!
You can begin this game with a simple standing jump from the edge of the river (rope!) and move on to a run up, stop, jump and land. Encourage a balanced landing by adding the hoop so they have to remain in a set space.
Are you picturing triple jump and long jump?
- Standing jump edge of river,
- Hop over the river,
- Run to the edge of the river,
- Make the river wider,
- Add the hop,
- Parent throws a ball to child in hoop.
child catches and throws it back.