DEVELOPMENTAL PHYSICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM ENLARGES THE ACQUISITION AND REFINEMENT OF THE FUNDAMENTAL MOTOR
Keywords:developmental physical education, motor skills, TGMD-2, child growth
The objective of this study was to verify the gross motor development of children aged three to five years old who participated in a Developmental Physical Education program. Specifically, this study aimed to identify the gross motor quotient and motor age of children. Participated 19 children enrolled in an early childhood education center aged from three years to three years and eleven months, from four years to four years and eleven months, and from five years to five years and eleven months To verify the level of motor development thick, the TGMD-2 test was used. The variables calculated were the raw score (locomotor and object control), the equivalent motor ages as well as the gross motor quotient. Descriptive analyzes (mean, standard deviation, percentage) were applied to all variables. The results showed that all participants achieved satisfactory motor development, presenting a motor age similar to or greater than the chronological age. 13 children (68.42%) had average global descriptive patterns, three children (15.8%) had above-average global descriptive patterns and three children (15.8%) had superior global descriptive patterns. The locomotor age equivalent was greater than the chronological age and object control age equivalent when the total number of children was considered. It is concluded that the motor profile of the participants is adequate for their chronological age and that the implementation of a Developmental Physical Education Program expands the acquisition and refinement of fundamental motor skills of children from three to five years old.
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