Benefit: Removing the bug, we’re lessening the reliance on a visual reinforcement to move the jump rope. The bug gives us a place to start, a familiar place, and a motor cue to take the bug for a ride from the back of our heels to the top of our feet. In our case, the story and inclusion of ogres was funny and gave our transition context. It solidified how the bug was useful and how it carried out its job. Because this is a familiar exercise previously done, take note of comfort level, speed, and risk-taking. This is a great opportunity to see where the child is and how far they’ve come along through the weeks prior.