Month: September 2004

Hula Hoop Polka

Dance the Hula Hoop Polka! Listen to a sample of the music by Frank Wojnarowski and his orchestra.

Easy Going Games

I recently unearthed the out-of-print book Easy Going Games by Barbara Sher, MA, OTR. The author is an occupational therapist who uses play therapy in working with children. Easy Going Games, published in 1987, describes numerous games for children that…

Hooping Buskers

While I’ve often thought about dragging my hoop and a hat down to Fisherman’s Wharf to spin some tricks for spare change, more for fun than for profit, I have never actually gone out and done it. I’ve been inspired…

Alesia Goulevitch impersonates a giant Slinky

While we favor the large over-sized hoops, there are still certain things that you really can’t do with them, like turn yourself into a giant Slinky for example. Here’s a weekend story from The Republican. Alesia Goulevitch found herself impersonating…

Hula Hoop Twirls Again

Siona LaFrance has an article in The Houston Chronicle called, “Hula-Hoop twirls again” and it’s actually pretty good and features the insights of Betty Hoops. “You may have thought it went the way of, well, the Hula-Hoop. But hooping —…

Hoops and Bikes

Hooping and cycling are two of my favorite things to do. I think both are good for the planet, in their own little ways. However, I have never tried to carry my hoops while riding before. For some reason, I…