Jumping is the ability to push off the ground with two feet and land again with symmetry.

Jumping differs from leaping which is when a child pushes off or lands with one foot before the other, and differs from hopping which jumping using only one foot to take-off and land. Most 2-year-olds are able to jump. Asymmetry with jumping can be a sign of physical deficits, especially when a child cannot jump symmetrically at all. Allow our physical therapists to assess your child’s jumping skills if you have any concerns!

A child with a blue umbrella, pink jacket, and pink rainboots is seen mid-air as they jump into a puddle.