Hopping Hoops

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This game encourages children to hop and jump. The National Childhood Network of Ireland had pointed out that movements such as hopping and jumping help strengthen children’s bones.  Aerobic exercises such as running and skipping help let oxygen into their muscles, pump blood faster to their vital organs and improve their cardiovascular efficiency.(https://www.ncn.ie/index.php/2-ncn/157-promoting-active-play-physical-activity-in-early-years-settings-active-play-physical-activities-for-babies)

To play the game, lay a few hoops on the ground next to each other in either a straight line, circle or any shape in random order. Ask the children to hop from one hoop to the next, either on two feet or one foot.

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