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Physical: jump from a crouched position, balance, upper and lower limb coordination

Cognitive: sustained attention, selective attention, visual processing, auditory processing

Social: understanding of personal space (if doing activity with more than one person)

Number of participants:

1 or more




  1. child starts in a crouched position and jumps up as high as they can

Modifications to make the activity easier:

Change the environment: have an adult support the child during the jump to decrease physical demand

Change the task: start from a squat rather than a crouched position to decrease physical demand

Modifications to make the activity harder:

Change the environment: have the child jump to a verbal “pop” cue and vary times between “pops” to increase cognitive demand

Change the task: have the child jump continuously (no pause in crouched position before the next jump) to increase physical demand

Goal examples:

  • the child can jump to high-five a friend for 5 repetitions, 3 times in a row
  • I can jump