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Importance of the play method in the acquisition of finomotor skills

Tjaša Zajc (2022) Importance of the play method in the acquisition of finomotor skills. Diploma thesis.

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    Abstract

    The purpose of this degree paper is to determine and compare to what extent does the execution of the game or track method affect the acquisition of fine motor and gross motor skills in preschool children. First, we presented the theoretical basis that helped us to extract the research problem. The research included 20 children attending Vič kindergartens, Hiša pri ladji unit. We included the same amounf of boys and girls, 10 from each group aged between 4 and 5 years. One group represented the control group and the other the experimental group. First, we tested the children for fine motor and gross motor skills. The level of gross motor skills were evaluated with children jumping and crawling, while the level of fine motor skills were evaluated by sample repetition tests and by sticking a needle through a specific point on a paper. Each child could receive 1-3 points. 1 meaning the lowest and 3 points the highest grade. Sample repetition tests could get the children 1-10 points. Then, we put together a 6-week preparation to execute the game and track method. We carried out the game method with the experimental group and the track method with the control group. The execution of the track method took place weekly, Wednesdays at 11 a.m. As for the game method we discussed on the date of the performance every week. After the six weeks program we carried out one final testing for both the control and experimental group with the same teste for gross motor and fine motor skills. Then we determined how the two groups differed at the beginning and at the end and the progress of each indvidual child rather than the state between each of the group. We entered the data into Microsoft Excel. The analysis showed greater progress from children in the experimental group. We found out that the use of the game method affects the development of fine motor and gross motor skills.

    Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
    Keywords: preschooler, game method, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, track
    Number of Pages: 41
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
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    izr. prof. dr. Jera GregorcMentor
    Link to COBISS: https://plus.si.cobiss.net/opac7/bib/peflj/113955331
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 7257
    Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2022 13:10
    Last Modified: 06 Jul 2022 13:10
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/7257

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