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Hearty Jump Skipping Program

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Hearty Jump is beneficial to children’s physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual well being. This resource will encourage children and students to contribute, participate and reflect on their thinking and actions in skipping.

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Hearty Jump is beneficial to children’s physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual well being. This resource will encourage children and students to contribute, participate and reflect on their thinking and actions in skipping.

Introduction
It has been my pleasure creating Hearty Jump for you! Combining music with exercise is my absolute passion. As a former top junior table tennis player I recall the advice from a former champion Errol Cheal who lived to the grand old age of 98 – “Linda to improve your game just do 1,000 skips per day as part of your training.” I have found skipping to be a convenient and fast way to improve fitness and it’s also fun!

“May Hearty Jump inspire you all to a life-time of fitness and good health!”
Linda Adamson

The Programme

Each Hearty Jump unit can be used as a stand alone physical activity or as a warm-up prior to other physical activity and sport.
The 16 Hearty Jump units are given as a base – be creative and create your own teaching ideas depending on the children’s skill level.
The starting unit will depend on children’s prior skipping experience, as the unit’s progress from simple to more challenging ideas. Younger children may only be able to do the ‘warm-up activities’ suggested in each of the units, although with practice and repetition skipping skills will develop quickly.

Preparation Guide

  • Before teaching an activity familiarise yourself with the correct technique.
  • Do the suggested warm-up before the skipping activity.
  • Ensure the individual skipping rope is the correct length. Hold the skipping rope handles in each hand, stand on the middle of the rope, bring the handles up beside your body, the handles should fit under your arm pits.
  • For group activities I suggest a group size of 4-6 children. Ultimately the group size is up to you as numbers may depend upon space and overall numbers.
  • You may like to create different stations where you can have different groups working on different activities according to their individual skill levels.
  • The starting cue can be when children hear the music.
  • You can decide the length of time for each activity by gauging children’s fitness levels. Turn the music off to finish the activity. Children can stop if they are too tired!
  • End each jumping rope session with a warm-down.
  • There are a variety of skipping ropes you can use: beaded (good for beginners), leather, cloth, nylon and speed ropes (made from thin vinyl cord).
  • Plan with the children to wear suitable clothing and footwear.
  • Encourage children to drink water.

Resources Required

  • Individual skipping ropes.
  • Long skipping ropes.
  • Portable CD music player.
  • Chalk.
  • Cones (optional).

Safety Guide

  • Demonstrate the correct technique of each action to the children.
  • Ensure children display the correct technique.
  • Skip on a hard flat surface.
  • When skipping land softly on the balls of your feet. Keep knees soft (don’t lock knees).
  • Ensure there is adequate space between the children.
  • Inform children that they must stop exercising/skipping and to seek advice immediately if they feel any discomfort.
  • If injury occurs seek medical advice.

Benefits

  • Encourages regular exercise.
  • Promotes a healthy life-style.
  • Improves cardio-vascular fitness, co-ordination, flexibility and balance.
  • Develops positive attitudes and values to personal well being.
  • Builds confidence and self esteem.
  • Improves social skills.

Song List

1. Imaginary Jumps - Teapot remix
2. Slow Single Jumps - King of the Jungle
3. Single & Double Jumps - Jumping Jelly Beans
4. Forward & Backward Jumps - Jump A-Long for Fun
5. High Knee Jumps - Catch a Star
6. Skipping Jumps - Riggedy Jig
7. One Legged Jumps - Buckle my Shoe
8. Scissor Jumps - Star Dust
9. Sway Jumps - Bumble Bee Medley
10. Side to Side Jumps - Pop Bang Crack
11. Front Kicks - Alice the Camel
12. Creative Jumps - Going to the Zoo
13. Travelling Skips - Do your Ears hang Low?
14. Cross Over Jumps - Swing to the Left & Right
15. Double Up - Clocks
16. Speedster - Propulsion
17. Warm-Down

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