Teaching your children to jump rope is a great way to encourage them to exercise each day. Jumping rope can keep children busy on a day off from school or on a warm summer’s day when their friends are away. If your child seems confused or unable to jump rope at first, don’t worry. It’s a simple enough skill that takes some getting used to in the beginning. Be patient with your child and demonstrate the technique until he gets it.
If your child likes jump rope, also try: Gymnastics; dance or cheerleading; track and field. If your child likes to jump rope but isn't interested in competing, he might like these instead.