Product Type: Mookie Toys Outdoor Toy
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Skipping rope just like when I was little!
Mookie Toys Wooden Skipping Rope
Member Name: louisechackett
Mookie Toys Wooden Skipping Rope
Advantages: gets a child active, fun
Disadvantages: wood can be damaged easily
I remember when I was younger that there was much fun to be had with a skipping rope and so last year I invested in a mookie skipping rope for my son which was much the same design as the one I had many years ago.
The skipping rope itself is a white rope with a blue and red pattern going all the way along it. The rope has pale coloured wooden handles which are varnished to give them a shiny look. The skipping rope cost me around four pounds from a local independent toy store but having looked online I can advise that you can pick them up from amazon for just short of five pounds. There are many alternatives which look similar and cost a few pounds less so it is worth looking out for those too in my opinion.
The skipping rope itself is a decent size meaning that I could show my son how to skip using it however he needed to wrap the rope slightly around the handles to be in with any chance of skipping and not tripping up. It is only this past few months that my son has managed to jump the rope and he did this after a lot of practice of us skipping together with me turning the rope and us both jumping together. He enjoys the activity regardless of the fact that he often miss times his jump and I like the fact that he is being active as well.
Before he could skip with the rope my son would use the skipping rope to tie things together such as my washing lines which was rather annoying but he has always had a bit of a thing for tying things! He used it in his imaginative play and as long as he was being supervised I was happy for him to do this.
The skipping rope has lasted quite well but we have made sure that we always bring it indoors after play because I remember when I had a skipping rope like this as a child that the handles went a bit green and manky after being left out in the rain over a period of time as they are made of wood. There are a few chips in the wooden handles where my son has dropped the skipping rope on the paved slabs and I would think that given a few more drops the handles will actually split open as they do look like they may do so before too long. Despite this fact the rope has lasted my son over twelve months of occasional play with it coming out more often over the past few months and so for just a few pounds I have to say it is decent value really. When this rope does break I do think I will replace it with one with plastic handles as I think they will probably be more durable in the long run.
In summary this is a decent buy I feel and one that will ensure that your child either gets active skipping or has a good go trying and so I think it is well worth just a few pounds!
Thank you for reading my review!
Summary: A decent buy
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