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Cadoret, Geneviève; Bigras, Nathalie; Lemay, Lise; Lehrer, Joanne; Lemire, Julie – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The objective of this longitudinal study was to examine the relationship between screen time (ST) and children's motor proficiency. The amount of time 113 children spent watching television, using a computer, and playing video games as reported by parents at ages 4, 5, and 7 was measured and children's motor skills were evaluated at age 7 with the…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Television Viewing, Computer Use, Video Games
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Gallotta, Maria Chiara; Baldari, Carlo; Guidetti, Laura – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Physical activity during preschool age promotes sports learning and the acquisition of fundamental and complex movement skills. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of three different four-month physical and/or pre-sport activity programmes on preschool children's motor proficiency. Twenty-five girls, aged between four and six years,…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Preschool Children
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Vidoni, Carla; Lorenz, Douglas J.; de Paleville, Daniela Terson – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
Children's participation in physical activity is a leading health indicator to combat obesity and sedentary lifestyles. The challenge to battle this problem is placed in the hands of early childhood educators. However, there is little evidence that early childhood educators have the skills and knowledge to design and implement appropriate movement…
Descriptors: Preschool Curriculum, Movement Education, Physical Activities, Health Related Fitness
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Lam, Hazel Mei Yung – Early Child Development and Care, 2011
Literature reveals that there are very few validated motor proficiency tests for young children. According to Gallahue and Ozmun, the Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency is a valid test. However, manipulative skills, which are classified as gross motor skills by most motor development specialists, are only tested in the Upper Limb…
Descriptors: Construct Validity, Validity, Preschool Children, Achievement Tests