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Old Mar 20th, 2012, 14:10 PM   1
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Should a 2-3 year old be able to jump?


Just what it says on the tin really - like physically jump up and down?



 
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Old Mar 20th, 2012, 14:11 PM   2
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it was one of the things they asked in my daughters 2 year check so I think they do look for it but not sure at what specific age they are meant to be able to (as somethings in the check they are not actually meant to be able to do yet on average)



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Old Mar 20th, 2012, 14:15 PM   3
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My LO can't jump yet. There are 2-3 kids in his toddler preschool who can't, but most of them can and have been jumping since they were under 2. He tries, but just doesn't get how to do it at this point.



 
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Old Mar 20th, 2012, 14:20 PM   4
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Tom has just mastered jumping with 2 feet and landing on his feet again at 27 months. Before he'd jump and land on his bottom.

It is a gross motor skill I'd expect a child to master by the age of 3 and is generally looked at as a motor milestone.

I work with children with physical disabilities and have a list in my head of what to look out for when I visit preschool age children in terms of motor delays.



 
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Old Mar 20th, 2012, 14:25 PM   5
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Omar can jump. I think he was around 19-20 months when he learned how to jump on the floor. But he was always (still) obsessed about jumping. He started by holding hands for balance, then he learned how to jump without holding hands.

What helps is using bouncy castles, trampoline & jumping on the bed. Since we stopped using the jumperoo at 10 months, Omar started to hold hands to bounce on the bed, then when he learned how to walk he showed interest in trampolines & bouncy castles in play areas. Now he has a trampoline & he can jump so high while opening & closing his legs with perfect balance. I think he can jump around 5 times standing on the floor.



 
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Daisy tries to jump but doesn't really get off the ground!



 
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Old Mar 20th, 2012, 14:36 PM   7
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Millicent can jump, not really high but her feet leave the ground. I don't encourage it yet, I don't know if it can damage her somehow.
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Old Mar 20th, 2012, 14:49 PM   8
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Daisy tries to jump but doesn't really get off the ground!
LOL Bun does this too. He has a big wind-up for the jump then doesn't go anywhere
It's so cute! He'll also show off his "jump" to anyone who will watch lol.



 
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Old Mar 20th, 2012, 14:52 PM   9
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Daisy tries to jump but doesn't really get off the ground!
LOL Bun does this too. He has a big wind-up for the jump then doesn't go anywhere
It's so cute! He'll also show off his "jump" to anyone who will watch lol.
Daisy is the same!



 
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Old Mar 20th, 2012, 14:52 PM   10
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I think its one of those things they all do a different time tbh. Madi has been able to jump - both feet off the grounf - for ever. But my nephew who was three last week, can only just do it.



 
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