Jumping milestones for children 18 months to 5+ years

31 August, 2020
Jumping develops once your toddler is walking, going up and down stairs, trotting, and walking on their toes.

Jumping is important for a number of reasons

What signs you may see if your child is having trouble jumping

Toddlers begin to experiment with jumping from around 18 months.

Ways to encourage jumping

There are many ways in which you can encourage your child to jump.

If you have any concerns about the way your child jumps or if they are not jumping by 2.5-3 years of age, contact your GP or paediatric physiotherapist.

Stay safe, happy, and well,


By Debbie Evans

Executive Director

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