The effect of using an integrated technological physical activity program on improving fundamental movement skills of preschool children

Document Type : Original Article


methods and curriculum department, physical education college for men, helwan university


This study evaluated the impact of an integrated physical activity (PA) program using a digital platform (GoMoodle®) to improve the fundamental movement skills (locomotor and object control skills) on preschool children. Quasi-experimental design is used to develop the current study with a single group pre and post test. The study sample comprised of 20 children (11 girls and 9 boys) between the age of 4 to 6 years. Participants completed pre-treatment test of growth motor development (TGMD-3) to determine their level of fundamental movement skills, then they participated in an integrated PA program using GoNoodle® for 6 weeks (3 times a week), then they performed a post-treatment test to determine the level of progress. Means, standard deviations, and t.test scores were used to assess before and after treatment fundamental movement skills. The results revealed significant improvement in the participants post-test scores; Locomotor subtest (M = 5.0, SD = 0.86, p < 0.008), object control subtest (M = 7.8, SD = 0.89, p < 0.000), and Total test scores (M = 12.8, SD = 1.15, p < 0.000). findings suggest that using an integrated PA program using GoNoodle® will be beneficial in improving children’s fundamental movement skills.


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