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Effect of a 6-Week Active Play Intervention on Fundamental Movement Skill Competence of Preschool Children

J. D. Foulkes, Z. Knowles, S. J. Fairclough, G. Stratton, M. O’Dwyer, N. D. Ridgers, L. Foweather, Gareth Stratton Orcid Logo

Perceptual and Motor Skills

Swansea University Author: Gareth Stratton Orcid Logo

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This study examined the effectiveness of an active play intervention on fundamental movement skills among 3- to 5-year-old children from deprived communities. In a cluster randomized controlled trial design, six preschools received a resource pack and a 6-week local authority program involving staff...

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Published in: Perceptual and Motor Skills
ISSN: 0031-5125 1558-688X
Published: 2017
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description This study examined the effectiveness of an active play intervention on fundamental movement skills among 3- to 5-year-old children from deprived communities. In a cluster randomized controlled trial design, six preschools received a resource pack and a 6-week local authority program involving staff training with help implementing 60-minute weekly sessions and postprogram support. Six comparison preschools received a resource pack only. Twelve skills were assessed at baseline, postintervention, and at a 6-month follow-up using the Children’s Activity and Movement in Preschool Study Motor Skills Protocol. One hundred and sixty-two children (Mean age = 4.64 ± 0.58 years; 53.1% boys) were included in the final analyses. There were no significant differences between groups for total fundamental movement skill, object-control skill or locomotor skill scores, indicating a need for program modification to facilitate greater skill improvements.
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