Develop strength and coordination with a hula hoop. Start with the hoop around your waist, then mix things up by twirling it round your neck, arms and legs.
What’s in it for your child?
- Hula hooping helps kids develop core strength and body-confidence
- Just about anyone can do this... even parents! It’s a fun skill to share with your kids
- Hold the hoop against your back, a little above the waist
- Push the hoop around your waist
- Shift your weight back and forth on your feet to keep it moving
Tips and tricks
- Be sure the hoop is big enough: to measure, stand the hoop in front of the hula-hooper: it should come to somewhere between stomach and nipple height
- Larger hoops are better for beginners, while smaller hoops are better for speed and tricks
- Rather than moving your hips in a circular motion, put one foot in front of the other and shift your weight back and forth in a rocking or pumping motion
- If twirling the hoop around the hips is proving tricky, try hooping with the hands to get a feel for the movement