Product Type: Mookie Toys Outdoor Toy
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Author Name: superness11
Mookie Toys Wooden Skipping Rope
Advantages: good quality
Disadvantages: none, this is a long lasting fun toy
This was my first skipping rope when I was a young girl and I still have it now, although it lives at my mum's house. It is a really good quality, classic jump rope. As a young girl we used to play with it all the time, singing little jumping rhymes and having fun. Athletes use skipping ropes to train with and especially boxers use them. It is a great cardio work out that that can burn up to 1000 calories and also tones and builds up strength at the same time. It is a great way for kids to get active and I used play with it a lot when I was little.
The rope is 270 cm long and is made from white rope with specks of blue and red in it. It is about a 1 cm thick and this makes the rope rather durable and it does not sting as much if you catch your ankle with it. The handles are made from wood and come in two pieces that screw together. You can change the length of the rope by unscrewing the two sections of wood and then tying the knot in a different place. To check the rope is the right length then stand on the rope in the middle and pull the handles up to your chest. The rope should come to around 6 inches below your collar bone. The wood handles are comfortable to hold but it hurts if your partner drops the other end and it hits you. I like the classic design of the toy.
To skip singularly, you need to stand with your legs slightly apart and the rope loose on the ground in front of you. Hold a handle in each hand and swing the rope over your head and then jump or skip so the rope can pass under your feet and back around in a circular motion. Your arms should hardly move as all the action comes from the wrist. You can also play with two people by swinging the rope over your head and your partner as they are stood in front of you facing you. Alternatively you can have three people, two holding the rope about a meter apart and swing the rope is large circular motion and have someone in between jumping.
There is a lot of scope for playing and having fun and it is certainly not just a one person toy. It was so much fun to play with and so well made that it has lasted 15 years and still going strong. There are all sorts of jump ropes these days, ones that flash, glow in the dark or even make a noise as they are used. However a jump rope made from wood and rope is just as good and you can have just as much fun.
==price and availability==
Most toy shops sell this skipping rope and you can buy it for around £2.99.
==Jump rope songs==
We used to sing alsorts of songs when we were skipping, here is one of my favourites:
"Miss Susie had a baby,
She named him Tiny Tim
She put him in the bathtub,
To see if he could swim
He drank up all the water,
He ate up all the soap,
He tried to eat the bathtub
But it wouldn't go down his throat. "
As you say each line, someone jumps in and out. Very girlie but very fun!
Summary: A fun jump rope for kids