Skipper is an extremely fun and affordable toy that challenges kids to all three core design goals: agility, balance and coordination. The Skipper features a colorful molded end-ball and the same high quality braided polypropylene line that is the hallmark of our product line. A semi-rigid sleeve to the ankle loop to lower rotational friction and to make it easier for kids to put the toy on.
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But how does this help me? You can use these graphs as a general measure of it's appropriateness for a given age and gender. While this information is generally accurate, it should not be used as an absolute answer. For instance, many dinosaur toys are purchased for boys, however, that doesn't mean that it's inappropriate for a girl who happens to like dinosaurs.
NOTE: The orange color in the charts above indicate ages that are LESS than the manufacturer suggested age. Please purchase at your discretion if your child is younger than 5 years of age.
a good toy for older girls
Posted 4/12/2012 by eric wheelock
My three year old daughter seems to be too young for this toy. her coordination is yet to be developed to fully enjoy the benefit but my 11 year old nience loved it. She was playing the whole time when she was here in town.
Product review of Skipper
Posted 12/27/2011 by Gamble Foster
Works better for an older child. My seven year old has some difficulty and she is an awesome jump roper so I thought this would be great. My 11 year old has no problem. No batteries required which makes it the best gift ever.
I coach a group of kids ranging in age from 2-18. The skippers are used by all. The youngest kids swing them around (their heads mostly) and the older kids have a kick trying to get them to go 'round their ankles properly. The kids in the middle are usually the most proficient. This is a great tool for the kids to work on rhythm, timing, coordination, spatial awareness, and acceleration/deceleration. The skipper is of good quality. If there was one thing that would make it better...it would be to make the loop adjustable. Once it gets going...it is fine but it usually takes some effort to get the thing spinning before it falls off the ankle.