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Terrón-Pérez, Marta; Queralt, Ana; Molina-García, Javier; Martínez-Bello, Vladimir E. – European Physical Education Review, 2019
Early childhood education (ECE) institutions may be one place for young children to obtain a significant proportion of their daily physical activity (PA). Even though young children are generally considered to be very active, and recess time is considered an important environmental factor for promoting PA, evidence suggests that young children…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Early Childhood Education, Physical Activity Level
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Logan, Samuel; Robinson, Leah; Webster, E. Kipling; Barber, Laura – European Physical Education Review, 2013
The purpose of this study was to describe children's engagement during two (high and low) autonomy-based climates. Twenty-five preschool children participated in a nine-week object control skill intervention. Children completed the object control subscale of the Test of Gross Motor Development 2nd Edition and the perceived physical competence…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Learner Engagement, Competence, Psychomotor Skills
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Nielsen, Glen; Pfister, Gertrud; Andersen, Lars Bo – European Physical Education Review, 2011
The purpose of this study was to explore the daily physical activities of Danish children with a focus on describing and explaining gender differences. Accelerometer measurements of physical activity in different contexts, as well as questionnaire data, were collected from more than 500 children at pre-school and later at third grade. The study…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, After School Programs, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences