Children’s physical activity in day care and preschool

@inproceedings{Reunamo2014ChildrensPA,
  title={Children’s physical activity in day care and preschool},
  author={Jyrki Reunamo and Liisa Hakala and Leila Saros and Satu Lehto and Anna-Liisa Kyh{\"a}l{\"a} and Juha Valtonen},
  year={2014}
}
The purpose of the study was to investigate the dynamics of physical activity (PA) in day care and preschool. The participants were 823 Finnish 1–7-year-old children from 50 day care centres and preschools. The research methods were systematic observation, evaluation of children’s skills and interviews with children. Altogether 18,366 observations were collected. Vygotsky’s concept of the ‘zone of proximal development’ is redefined in relation to PA. The results of the study show that… CONTINUE READING

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