I'm the lucky mom in that I get to share part of my childhood with my girls. When I was their age, I loved to jumprope! I loved to repeat the rhymes of the day and jump and skip and hop along my merry way. Now my kids get to do it themselves.
But jumping with a long rope didn't come easy. I'll spare you the pictures, but I had to demonstrate how to jump. Now an easy feat for a 30-something mom who hasn't jumped in 15+ years. But it got the job done and the girls entertain and exercise themselves with "Cinderella, dressed in yellow" and "Johnny by the ocean, Johnny by the sea" for lengths of time.
We've also found it to be a great way to practice spelling words, memory verses, science and math facts. You name it, you can jump to it!