I. V. Starodubtceva

THE PHYSICAL PREPAREDNESS AND MENTAL DEVELOPMENT OF 6-7 YEARS OLD CHILDREN ACCORDING TO THE HEALTH GROUPS

Abstract:

Preservation and consolidation of young generation health is one of the important tasks of modern preschool education. A child is considered incapable of achieving high developmental results if they have some health issues. However, there is no scientific data to confirm this point of view. The aim is to study the particular qualities of physical preparedness and mental development of 6-7 year old children in I-III health group. 6-7 years old children from Tyumen participated in the research. Total number of the examined is 225 people (99 boys, 126 girls). Record examination, tests, mathematical statistics methods were used for the research. The research demonstrated that indicators of mental development and physical preparedness of 6-7 year old children, who belongs different health groups, do not have a significant differences by t-test of Student, and analysis (group average values) revealed different trends for boy and girl groups. The boys with health deviations show lower indicators of mental development and physical preparedness than their healthy peers. On the contrary, the girls with chronic diseases show better results (III health group). We give next recommendations to tutors: to give different amount of exercises to boys and girls within the same health group; to create favorable conditions for motor activity of the boys; to teach children to make motor acts consciously.

About the autors:

Irina Victorovna Starodubtñeva, Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor, Head of the Department for Theoretical Basics of Physical Education

Place of employment:

Tyumen State University

Contacts:

e-mail: i.v.starodubceva@utmn.ru

Key words:

preschool; children; mental development; physical preparedness; health