Skipping is a fantastic activity for children, providing plenty of outdoor exercise and helping develop physical coordination, concentration and mental wellbeing. Since there are no rules, kids can also get creative with their play and experiment with their own ideas.
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The world record for the most skips made in 30 seconds is 162 –– achieved by Megumi Suzuki from Japan.
About the activity
In an open outdoor space, get your kids to have a go at skipping. Encourage them to try different kinds of jumps and set themselves different challenges. Can they complete ten complete skips in a row? Can they skip on one leg? Can they move forwards and backwards while they skip? They could also play jumping games with their friends using a long rope –– a great social game and one that all ages can enjoy! Can they master their skipping skills?