Jump Rope 101 For Elementary School Jumpers
Jump ropes are a simple yet incredible useful and versatile tool to utilize in your physical education repertoire. Not only do they require your students use fitness skills such as coordination and endurance, but they can also be used in a lot of really fun activities that will keep your kids engaged in and enjoying class.
As with anything else in an elementary school setting, establishing a baseline skill set is vital to fostering students' interest in jumping rope and their subsequent desire to improve and grow. When teaching a challenging activity like jump rope to grade school students, a well thought out approach can make all the difference in the world.
With that in mind, we turn to The PE Specialist with a great video tutorial entitled "5 Steps to Teach a 5 Year Old to Jump Rope" to give you a starting point with your jump rope units. Check out The PE Specialist online at his website and on Youtube for more great content tailored toward teachers in Physical Education.