Impact of a Year-Long Physical Literacy Structured Recreation Program on the Motor Proficiency of Kindergarten Students

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Dwayne Sheehan

Purpose: The purpose of the study was to assess the motor proficiency of kindergarten students (age 4/5) throughout the course of a physical literacy program structured for a recreation environment in comparison to students enrolled in standard recreation programming.

Specific objectives: To assess the motor proficiency of children in the physical literacy, as compared to children in regular programming, to evaluate the effectiveness of FMS development of the proposed program.

Conclusion: The increase in overall skill development and object control skill development lends strength into suggesting that recreation program (specialized or standard) aids in the development of the FMS of typically developing children.

Student Abstract presented at the 2016 Alberta Recreation and Parks Association Annual Conference and Energize Workshop

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