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Journal:   IRANIAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS   JUNE 2009 , Volume 19 , Number 2; Page(s) 123 To 129.
 
Paper: 

THE EFFECT OF TRADITIONAL GAMES IN FUNDAMENTAL MOTOR SKILL DEVELOPMENT IN 7-9 YEAR-OLD BOYS

 
 
Author(s):  AKBARI HAKIMEH*, ABDOLI B., SHAFIZADEH MOHSEN, KHALAJI H., HAJI HOSSEINI S., ZIAEI V.
 
* SPORTS MEDICINE RESEARCH CENTER, NO 7, AL-E-AHMAD HIGHWAY, TEHRAN, IR IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of traditional games on fundamental motor skills in seven to nine-year-old boys.
Methods: Forty subjects of seven to nine-year-old boys selected randomly by a personal information questionnaire. After pretest by Test of Gross Motor Development- edition 2 (TGMD-2), gross motor skill, locomotor and object control motor skills, subjects were divided by random matching into two groups. The first group performed traditional games and the second group performed daily activities. Then children in first group played traditional game at 24 sessions. After 12 and 24 sessions, traditional game and daily activity groups participated in the mid and post tests. Data were analyzed by Variance Analyze of Repeated Measures.
Findings the results showed that traditional games with mean difference in fundamental motor skill development (17.12, P<0.001), and also with mean difference in loco motor (2.23, P=0.002), and mean difference) in object control skill development (2.27, P=0.002) significantly are more effective than daily activities.
Conclusion: Traditional game program is appropriate for a fundamental motor skill development.

 
Keyword(s): MOTOR DEVELOPMENT, GROSS MOTOR SKILL, LOCOMOTOR SKILL, OBJECT CONTROL SKILL, TRADITIONAL GAMES, DAILY ACTIVITIES, TGMD-2
 
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