My daughter had a skipping race at her sports day recently and wanted to get a skipping rope to practice on. She is a very girly girl and I found this Barbie one whilst looking through the Toys 'R' Us website. It was priced at £12.99 -although I have since found it cheaper!- and I ordered it along with some other bits.
It was a skipping rope which makes music as you skip.
She was very excited when she got the rope, the packaging has a big image of Barbie on it and when she realised that it made music she was over the moon!
The rope itself is pink and glittery and is very lightweight to make it easier for skipping. It has solid plastic handles at each end which hold the music speakers inside. These handles are very pretty, they're white and are decorated with lots of pink lipstick kisses and black and pink love hearts. There is a large open flower on each end, these are black with white spots on the inside and bright pink underneath. The flowers are handy for standing the rope upright.
Just underneath the speaker handles is a see-through plastic handle which has black flowers on it. You can twist this handle off and inside is a pink pole available for wrapping the skipping rope round if you want to make it shorter, or can unwrap it to make it longer if skipping with others.
The music is motion sensitive. There is a sensor in the handle which starts the music every time you begin to jump. Just press a button on the handle to put it on a standby mode.
The music is of a good volume, it has a barbie song which has a good rythym for skipping. The only problem is that as soon as you stop skipping the song goes back to the start so for a while you may get a bit fed up with the song! My daughter didn't mind so much, it just encouraged her to try and skip for longer to hear a new bit of music!
My daughter loves this rope, she is constantly in the garden practising, the rope even came on holiday to Spain with us! It is perfect for a Barbie fan, it's so girly, the colours are great and the adjustable rope is ideal, much easier than trying to tie knots in it to shorten it!