ERIC Number: ED084014
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jan-6
Reference Count: 0
Movement and Movement Patterns of Early Childhood. [Complete Report].
This study investigated the progressive development in movement and movement patterns of children ages 2-6. Data were collected over a 3-year period at six-month intervals, based on films of 57 children performing 25 motor tasks. The results are presented along two dimensions: (1) Descriptive analysis of progress of young children in movement with indications of age, sex, and individual differences, and (2) descriptive analysis of development of movement patterns in each of 25 basic movement activities during early childhood. It was concluded that an identifiable sequence does occur in movement of children and that similar movement patterns emerge; that identifiable variations may also be expected; that a young child's movement development may be assessed by his progress over time and by comparisons with children of his own age; that general movement characteristics appear to be indicative of development in movement. These are dynamic balance, opposition and symmetry, total body assembly, rhythmic locomotion, eye-hand efficiency, agility, and postural adjustment. (DP)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Richmond Public Schools, VA.; Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.
Note: ED 053 796 is the shortened version of this study