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  • 2012 / 01 / 06
  • Balance Related Activities and Young Children’s Brain Wave and Attention
 

Researcher

Prof. Shih-Hui Yen (Shu-Te University) and teachers in Tainan City Fist Kindergarten- Dong-Kwan Branch.

Research Subjects

Tainan City First Preschool - Dong-Kwan Branch. 4-6 years olds in 2 classes

Research Time

3 months. Once a week for 5-years-olds, twice a week for 3-years-olds.  30 minutes each time.

Research Focus

Balance Scales, Young Children’s Brain Wave and Attention

Research Activity

Weplay Balance Aids and Teaching Activities

Research Instruments

Biofeedback Instrumentation, TAP (computer),  Balance Scales

Teaching Activities

Weplay activities regarding balance coordination

Teaching Aid

Weplay Aids

Research Goals

1. Enhance young children’s sense of balance, body coordination, stability and action planning ability through exercises that focus on the sense of touch, moving , twirling, hand-eye coordination, and body movement. 

2. After sensory activities, compare young children’s brain waves and alertness.

3. Understand young children’s balance ability through Balance scales.

Procedure

ObservationQuestionsDiscussionPractice TAP

Data Collection Parent Consent Form Pretest-Attention Pretest-Balance Activities Post test-Attention

Post test-Balance Data Analyze ResultsDiscussion

Results

After exercises and activities, 3-years-olds had more progress in attention scores.

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