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ERIC Number: EJ828127
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 80
ISSN: ISSN-1350-293X
Questioning the Role of Children's Indigenous Games of Africa on Development of Fundamental Movement Skills: A Preliminary Review
Lyoka, Philemon A.
European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, v15 n3 p343-364 Sep 2007
This paper interrogates the role children's indigenous games of Africa can play in the development of fundamental movement skills relevant in modernized sports. On a daily basis, children in Africa play varieties of traditional games that vary between tribes, communities and distances. However, the efficacy of these games in the development of children's movement education has not been fully questioned. In due consideration with the popularity of these games among African children aged from 2-8 years, the study argues that children's indigenous games have a complementary role in the development of fundamental movement skills. Implications of these views in movement education are discussed. (Contains 3 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Africa