SMMART MUSIC II: JUMP ROPE RHYTHM
Hold one end of a jump rope and let your child hold the other end. Turn the jump rope together or shake the rope back and forth. You can also let your child hold both ends of the jump rope and try to jump over the rope as you help him. As you play with the jump rope, sing a simple song or chant to keep the beat of the moving jump rope. You could also count to 10 to the beat of the jump rope.
Reciting poems or counting, and singing songs to the jump rope beat helps build rhythm skills.
You can practice spelling words or spelling your child’s name to the jump rope rhythm. Take turns spelling the letters of a word each time the jump rope taps the floor.