Physical activity and cognitive development in preschool children (Bachelor thesis)

Παπουτσή, Δήμητρα/ Papoutsi, Dimitra

Early childhood is a special period in children's lives in terms of adopting habits and a healthy lifestyle. Respectively, physical activity and motion in general helps children gain experiences and develop physically and mentally, as well as socially. According to Piaget, physical activity is a major factor in their overall development, highlighting the two-way relationship between body and mind. The aim of this study is to look into the correlation and the impact of physical activity on the cognitive development of preschool children, through a review of the literature. The research methodology was carried out through the collection and study of scientific articles and books. In conclusion, the review showed that the impact of physical activity on cognitive development is quite significant. More specifically, physical activity during childhood has a positive effect on both cognitive and physical development. It also improves children's health and their way of thinking and understanding. In addition, physical activity in early childhood has a positive effect on behavioral control, working memory and the development of a broader vocabulary.
Institution and School/Department of submitter: Δημοκρίτειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θράκης. Σχολή Επιστημών Αγωγής. Τμήμα Επιστημών της Εκπαίδευσης στην Προσχολική Ηλικία
Subject classification: Physical education and training -- Education (Preschool)
Keywords: Φυσική δραστηριότητα,Γνωστική ανάπτυξη,Προσχολική ηλικία,Physical activity,Cognitive development,Early childhood

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