Rope Jumping – A Popular Chinese Game

Posted by MeetMandarin Chinese on January 16, 2016

Know China, learn Chinese. Today, we will learn a popular game that almost every Chinese used to play in their childhood. MeetMandarin believes that games play a very important role in the development of kids’ brain. That’s also why we adopt many interesting and fun games in our online Chinese classes for kids. Now let’s get down to business and see what this game is!

Chinese rope jumping, also called 跳皮筋(tiào pí jīnin Chinese, is a special part in every post-80s’ or post-90s’ memory. It is a kind of fun-filled, energetic and low-cost game for children for all ages. It is very simple to play and the only thing you need is a brand rope. The game is good for developing body balance, building body strength and body flexibility.

This game is very meaningful not only because it brings fun but because it can enable children learn to work together as a team, to cooperate, and to make friends. How do you play this game? Frist, you begin with the rope around the ankles of two children. Then another child jumps between the rope with both feet. With each sequence you say, "in, out, side, side, on, in, out."

However, this once the most popular game to Chinese kids are disappearing. Fewer and fewer kids in China are playing it. In recent years, high-tech toys like computers and electronic games have changed the way the children spend their free time. They are indulged into ipad games or telephone games which are not healthy for kids. Maybe it is time for the post-00s to go back to rope jump time. 

Article Source: http://meetmandarin.blogspot.com/2016/01/rope-jumping-chinese-kids-most-favorite.html


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