Effect of Fundamental Movement Skill Program on Motor Skills of Early Childhood

  • ณัฐิกา เพ็งลี Kasetsart University
Keywords: FUNDAMENTAL MOVEMENT SKILL, MOTOR DEVELOPMENT, EARLY CHILDHOOD

Abstract

The purpose of this research is to study the effect of a fundamental movement skill program on motor skills in early childhood. Population in this research is preschool students in Bangkok metropolitan. Thirty-six preschoolers aged 4 to 5 years old were divided into a control group (CG), and an experimental group (EG). The experiment was conducted over 8 weeks, 3 days per week, and 30 minutes per day. Data were collected before (baseline) and after the 8-week program, by collecting 3 subtests of motor skills test: 1) locomotor, 2) object control and 3) gross motor quotient. The results were analyzed by using independent t-test statistical to test mean differences of 3 motor skill subtests between two groups, and paired t-test statistical for differences within group. 

The research results showed no significant difference between CG and EG on all 3 motor skill subtests at baseline. However, after the 8-week program, the EG scored significantly higher on all 3 motor skill subtests than the CG (p<.05). Comparing between baseline and after the 8-week program within group showed that the EG was significantly improved on all 3 motor skill subtests (p<.05), whereas the CG showed no significant difference on all 3 motor skill subtests.

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Author Biography

ณัฐิกา เพ็งลี, Kasetsart University

Lecturer in Physical Education Division, Department of Physical Education, Faculty of Education, Kasetsart University

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Published
2019-09-30