ERIC Number: ED242386
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
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Strawberry Shortcake and Other Jumping Rope Ideas.
Adams, Polly K.; Taylor, Michaell K.
Information, guidelines, and activities for jumping rope are given. A short history of jumping rope explains how it evolved from a spring ritual for men to a play activity involving mostly young girls. Physical and cultural reasons are given as to why jumping rope has been more a sport for girls than for boys. Research studies are noted which show that jumping rope is a good cardiopulmonary activity that is being included in present-day adult fitness routines. It is pointed out that jumping rope provides an excellent source of release from tension and stress, and is an effective vehicle for achieving and maintaining appropriate fitness levels. Advice is given on selecting commercial ropes, making jump ropes, fitting the rope to the jumper, storing and cleaning ropes, and integrating rope jumping into the rest of the curriculum. The remainder of this document contains 39 jump rope activities arranged in a skill-building sequence which includes: (1) beginner rope exercises; (2) single jumping exercises; (3) double exercises; and (4) exercises using rhythms and chants for children to recite while jumping. Concluding this document are 14 references to journal articles and books. (EM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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