Potentiating Gross Motor Coordination in 5-year-old Infants

Guiseti Maria Puerta Vilchez, Flor De María Sánchez Aguirre, Elva Luz Castañeda Alvarado

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The practice of gross motor coordination allows the infant to perform experiential actions to reach maturity, evidencing the passage from practical action to the action of thinking. In this way, feelings and sensations are promoted; discovering one's own body, space and time. The objective of the research was to describe the level of gross motor coordination presented by five-year-old children from I.E.I. N° 0345, Lima and I.E.I. N° 166 "Warma Kuyay", Callao, 2020. The research approach was quantitative, basic type and comparative descriptive design. The technique used was observation and the instrument was the checklist validated through the expert judgment technique and the reliability was 0.911, according to Cronbach's alpha. The results obtained describe the differences presented by five-year-old students in relation to gross motor coordination; the main indicators being the prioritization of the body through movement and the orientation to the development of motor activities, especially in the first years of life. This, because it favors the physical, emotional, socio-affective and cognitive levels, which evidences the differences between the samples investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)601-609
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Early Childhood Special Education
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2021


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