Jabari Jumps


My kids loved this one! Jabari is just about ready to take his maiden leap off the high dive. He’s had plenty of practice off the edge, he’s not scared at all, besides it “looks easy,”...right? 

Call it procrastination or nervous anticipation but Jabari finds a lot of ways to stretch out his inevitable jump- lengthy stretching, figuring out what cool move he should do. 

I like this book for its authenticity and real life applicability, Jabari’s Dad is patient and encouraging throughout the back and forth. Even with his eagerness to accomplish the feat and his eager enthusiasm, it is Jabari himself who needs to decide when he is truly ready. 

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