Monday, October 5, 2009

Earth Friendly Jump Ropes

The EcoChoices/EcoToyTown website offers Earth-friendly, non-toxic toys for infants to adults. These eco-friendly jump ropes, made of 100% cotton rope and 100% recycled plastic handles, caught my eye because I recently listened to the audio book of My Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The Secret Garden is one of my childhood favorites, and I love the part where Martha, the Yorkshire maid, gives contrary little Miss Mary a jump rope, and the girl has no idea what to do with it!

And you know, I can't remember the last time I saw a child with a jump rope! It's a great way to promote exercise without being too obvious about it. I think these pastel color choices (pink, purple, and light green) are being aimed at girls, but there's nothing wrong with jump ropes for boys too -- just tell them that Rocky Balboa used one to get in shape for his boxing matches! In any case, they would make a somewhat out-of-the-ordinary stocking stuffer. The product description says they're appropriate for ages five and up.

What: Earth Friendly Jump Ropes
Where: EcoChoices website
How much (as of today's post): $9.95

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