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ERIC Number: ED161851
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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Motor Creativity of Preschool Children on the London Trestle Tree Apparatus.
Lubin, Ellen; Sherrill, Claudine
The motor creativity of preschoolers when encountering a novel piece of athletic equipment was observed and analyzed. The London Trestle Tree Apparatus, consisting of eight trestles of various sizes, two poles, a rope ladder, two ropes, pommel top, rubber top, balance bar, slide plank, ladder, and beat board was erected for the children to use in unstructurted free play. The subjects were observed and videotaped in three trials of five minutes each. No instructions were given to the child during filming; the child made all decisions on where and how to move. The children were observed for development of motor fluency and originality. It was concluded that the preschoolers were no more creative in their movement responses to a novel piece of play apparatus after a one-month period of play in an unstructured play setting than they were at the initial exposure to the apparatus. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers: London Trestle Tree Apparatus