The study aimed to identify the reality of teaching motor activitiesprovided to children in kindergartens in the city of Riyadh, and the role ofmotor activities in the development of the child in this stage.Besides, the studyaimed to identify the status of the performance of teachers of motor activitiesprovided to children.The study used the descriptive analytical methodwhich relies on studying the situation or phenomenon as it is and describeit precisely.The sample consisted of (110 teacher) of kindergarten teacherspublic and private kindergartens, and a scale (prepared by the researcher)was used to assess the situation of motor activities provided to children inthe light of Early Childhood Educational goals and objectives.The resultsshowed:1. That the status of applying motor activities offered to children at this stagerepresented (1.71%) of the whole sample group.This shows an opinionagreement amongst the sample group about the position of applyingmotor skills activities which are offered to the kindergarten child.2. That the role of motor activities in the development of children inkindergartens in the city of Riyadh represent (83.5%) .This shows anopinion agreement amongst the sample group regarding the role of motorskills activities in the development of kindergarten children.3. The role of kindergarten teacher in providing motor activities for childrenat this stage represented (84.5%) This shows an opinion agreementamongst the sample group about the role of kindergarten teacher inpresenting motor skills activities to the children.The study recommended:♦♦ Enriching the child’s environment at the kindergarten with the appropriateequipments and tools for motor activities; in order to create stimulus andthen rapid response during motor skill learning (according to Pavlov’sclassical conditioning learning theory) (Omda: 2012) - • Self- learningkindergarten curriculum must include a kinesthetic program whichshould contain free games and organized ones with goal setting, besidesthe types of motor activities appropriate for the child and methods forproviding these activities.It should also include methods of measuring thegrowth of motor skills and ways of assessing child’s kinetic ability whichcommensurate with the characteristics of kindergarten child’s growthand the objectives of this phase.- • The kindergarten teacher should payattention to children with special needs while playing kinetic play- Thereis a need to pay attention to the courses of child kinetic education in thecurricula of colleges of early childhood education major in the universitiesin Saudi Arabia
Abd Almotalib, OmHashim Mohammed
"Evaluation of Presenting Motor Activities to Children in Kindergartens in Riyadh,"
Journal of Al-Quds Open University for Educational & Psychological Research & Studies: Vol. 2:
5, Article 8.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/jaqou_edpsych/vol2/iss5/8