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Who’s Up for Hopscotch? Benefits of this Time-Tested Game

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Aug 17, 2016 @ 08:00 AM

When we say that hopscotch is an old-fashioned form of fun, we aren’t kidding. Some experts believe it was created back in Ancient Rome, if you can imagine that. One group suggests that Roman soldiers participated in the activity on 100-foot-long hopscotch courses, dressed in heavy armor, to build endurance. Others believe that the modern game comes from an earlier version played by Roman children.

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Topics: child development, Games

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