It does amuse me hugely but she is getting really pissed off at not being able to splash her (extremely bouncy) best mate in puddles! He's like Tigger on crack bouncing around her having a whale of a time while she just shouts at him
Mine can't jump either (also 2.5) - she bounces on the bed holding my hands but I don't think her feet leave the floor. She was a late walker and all gross motor skills have been behind. This week she went down a slide on her own for the first time and tackled a very small climbing frame. She can't really run very fast either. Happy bed bouncing!
mine too, although he is a couple of monhts younger so am hopin he'll get it soon. He throws his arms in the air, makes a real exertion noise and doesn't even leave the ground by an inch. I do lots of jumping songs etc but he's the type who either wants to do it for himself or not at all so isn't keen on practising.
My son's physio told us that a child is normally expected to be able to jump by age 3, so nothing odd in your daughter not being able to jump, yet. As the others said, just encourage her, let her hold your hands while she tries, take her to play groups that have trampolines and bouncy castles (sports centres often run these), etc.
My ds has taken forever to learn to jump on land, so to speak (as opposed to our bed or a trampoline!), he's only just really got it in the past couple of months and he'll soon be 3. He was walking at 12 months and has no motor skills problems, he just hopped from foot to foot for ages. Unbelievably, what finally got him jumping was the night garden book where all the characters go "boing boing" at the end. I read it to him and lifted him to jump as each character did, within a couple of days he had the hang of it without my help. Total madness but true I promise!
CG - I was just thinking about starting a thread like this. Your dd sounds just like my ds1 (2.9). All his friends can jump but he just sort of launches himself from one foot to the other. He has been on trampolines and bouncy castles gallore the last couple of days and seems to be getting close to a real jump but it's still had me a bit worried. It's good to know it's not that unusual.
don't worry.It's cute when they can't jump/ Mine both went through periods of <<big fanfare>> <<bend knees downward to fullest extent>> <<straighten knees in fast, upward trajectory>> <<feet don't leave the floor>> <<admiring mother laughs a lot>>
Ah happy days. nowadays hey jump boringly. make the most of it.
She could kick at about the same time as everyone else and crawling/walking the same. Good to know that it isn't that unusual though.
TBH the reason I am asking how to help is I keep filming her and wetting myself (especially when she is in a puddle and she doesn't make a splash, the look of perplexion is hysterical) and I felt slightly cruel....but I shall just carry on now