Movement as a basic need of children serves the development of their overall personality. This is why the difference in motor performance between children from kindergartens with and without physical education is investigated. Do children from a physical education kindergarten differ from children from a “normal” kindergarten in their motor performance? One kindergarten with and one without physical education were randomly selected. The sample consists of 57 girls and 46 boys (55.50 ± 10.93 months). The Movement Assessment Battery for Children 2 was used. Only Drawing trail shows a significant difference in favor of the physical education kindergarten. Excepting Posting coins, both groups achieve critical results in all tasks. Possibly the additional physical education in kindergarten has no effect on. It may also be that this motor test is not appropriate. The kindergarten’s physical education should be standardized. The study should be repeated with another test.

Author: Andrea Dincher

Published in: World Congress on Education, 2022

  • Date of Conference: 21-23 June, 2022
  • DOI: 10.20533/WCE.2022.0004
  • Electronic ISBN: 978-1-913572-50-1
  • Conference Location: Virtual (Mississauga, Canada)