Learning to Jump and Land
For the month of November, the Jr. K – Kindergarten children are learning how to jump and land. Jumping is a locomotor pattern in which the body propels itself off the floor or apparatus into a momentary period of flight. Children who learn to jump effectively for height and distance are prepared for the multitude of game, dance, and gymnastic activities.
Cues for Jumping and Landing:
*Bend your knees while you land to absorb the force
* Swing your arms upward for good height
*Keep your head and shoulders up for good balance
We encourage you to help your child practice the skill of jumping and landing by participating with your children in activities such as hop scotch, hurdles, jump roping, and everyday obstacles they can jump across and over.