Research on the Boost of Development on Young Children’s Fine Motor by Folk Games

  •  Xia Wei    


As Chinese traditional folk culture, folk games have unique educational value which can boost the development of young children’s fine motor. Based on previous investigation of fine motor skill of children in Nanchong, Sichuan Province, the researcher chose a middle class in public city kindergarten A with lower survey score as the study object. The class with lower level on fine motor skill was set as an intervention group and the other class as a control group to conduct a 3-month educational activity about folk games. During the process, the researchers, being the teachers themselves, used qualitative research method to study the process of educational activities about folk games targeting at the boost of development on young children’s fine motor skills, by tracking and observing children, and physical analysis of their painting and handwork. The research results indicate that there is an overall improvement of fine motor skills of young children from the intervention group in kindergarten A and their performances on pinching, touching, drawing and cutting all surpass children from the control group.

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