Observe the child during an action activity, for example imitating animals that jump.
Play an animal song, such as “Animal Actions” or read an animal book, then pretend to be the animals. (Make sure there is a jumping animal in the book.)
The child attempts to jump but feet do not leave the ground.
Dancing is a good way for children to incorporate many different movements with both arms and legs. They use body parts independently, together, and in alternation. This requires coordinating upper and lower body movements along with both sides of their body.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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