Super soft plush and colourful hopscotch play mat. Re-live your childhood memories with your own child.
Perfect indoor game for rainy days!
This old favourite is not only fun, but is actually a very educational activity.
The Incredible Benefits of Playing Hopscotch
A simple game of Hopscotch has many physical, social as well as cognitive benefits for a child. If you have a preschooler, it is well worth your time to teach him to play this game and develop some important skills at the same time.
After all, the best learning happens through play. So, how exactly does Hopscotch help a child’s development?
Here are just a few Hopscotch benefits that make this game well worth playing!
In order to play the game, a child has to follow a set of rules and play with a purpose.
There are many thought processes that go into a game of Hopscotch, such as
- learning where to throw the object
- how to jump through the squares
- which feet should land in which squares
- whether to land on one foot or two
- how to turn around at the top of the court
- how to pick up the object on the way back and skip over that square
There is a lot of brainwork happening at the same time as the physical work which makes this game a great way to stimulate cognitive development!
It is no easy feat for a young child to follow the rules of Hopscotch so learning them would be a great achievement.
Gross Motor Skills
While playing Hopscotch, gross motor skills such as balance and strength are built.
Throughout the game, children must practise holding their balance as they hop on their feet, swapping between hopping on one foot at a time and two together.
Children also develop strength during this game as they need to control their entire bodies while moving through the squares and lift them while jumping and hopping.
They are moving and changing positions and building their core and general strength.
In order to place an object in the right square, not touch the line and be able to retrieve it again later, children need hand-eye coordination.
This game is good practice for this skill which will be used in all movement activities and sports going forward.
Bilateral coordination refers to a child’s ability to use both sides of the body together in a coordinated way.
This skill is important for performing everyday tasks such as eating, dressing and cutting. It is also necessary for movement activities and sports such as jumping, riding a bike or learning a sport.
During Hopscotch, a child learns to coordinate the two sides of his body as he hops on one leg, and also on two legs together. This is quite an advanced skill for a young child to master.
The squares on a Hopscotch court are numbered. While children will see the numbers printed on the squares as they jump through them, the real mathematical value comes from moving the body through the squares at the same time as counting the squares.
Experiencing numbers that increase and decrease (in ascending and descending order) through whole-body movement is the best way to learn early maths skills at this age.
Hopscotch is a game that involves taking turns, cooperating with and being considerate of others.
These are social skills which are important life skills.
Offers a modern way of playing the hopscotch game that kids love
Ready-to-play hopscotch playmat with numbered boxes, no chalk required!
Modern, minimalist, Nordic, and child-friendly design
Convenient, simply roll it out and play
Reusable anytime and anywhere
Non-slip back for your child’s safety
Front Material: Polyester Fiber (polyester) Back: Non-slip Material
Size 100cm x 140cm