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Hula hoops


Hula hoops

What to do with this activity?

Children have always played with hoops - made from bendy wood, metal, or nowadays plastic. You can get inexpensive plastic hoops in most toy or novelty shops. 

One challenge is to try hoop rolling. Watch this youtube video to see how much fun it is. How far can your child run with their rolling hoop?

Another challenge is hula hooping - using your body to keep the hoop circling in the air. Plastic hoops were first made and marketed in USA in the 1950s. That started a real craze in hula hooping. It's been a favourite activity ever since.

Watch a girl learn how to hula hoop on the Baby Center website. And have a look at this boy enjoying some hula hooping. 



  • Why am I doing this?

    One of the ways children learn is through play. A child who is playing is refining learning skills that continue to develop during childhood and beyond. Indoor and outdoor games are a great way of practising some of the reading, writing and number skills your child has learned.

  • How can I do more?

    Encourage your child to teach you a game – letting them teach you something is empowering for your child.

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