Historic Folk Toys: Game, 'Jump Rope Set with Book'
Jump Rope Set with Book Our Jump Rope Set includes The Jump Rope Book, and a six-foot rope with wooden handles. The Jump Rope Book includes 18 popular children's jump rope rhymes plus variations, information on Chinese Jump Rope and Double Dutch, and is also sold separately.
Historical Background: The history of jump rope activities has been traced as far back as 1600 A.D. from paintings that depict children jumping rope on European cobblestone streets. Jumping rope began as a boys' only game. When American girls began to play this sport, they added rhymes and sing-song games, such as those that appear in The Jump Rope Book.