Over the past two decades children's fitness levels may have declined (Ross and Pate, 1987; Ignico, 1990; Leung, 1995). Currently, attention is being directed to young children's gross motor performance, assessment procedures and program planning issues. This paper will present findings of a study which investigates the gross motor proficiency of young children in Hong Kong. The Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency (Subtests 1-5) was used to assess the gross motor proficiency of 320 children aged 5 to 6 years. Gross motor proficiency was measured in terms of their performance on running speed and agility, balance, bilateral coordination, strength and upper-limb coordination. Copyright © 2001 Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business.
CitationLam, H. M. Y., & Schiller, W. (2001). A pilot study on the gross motor proficiency of Hong Kong preschoolers aged 5 to 6 years. Early Child Development and Care, 171(1), 11-20.
- Gross motor proficiency
- Hong Kong preschoolers