The Level of Graphomotor Development in 5-Year-Old Children in Light of Writing Readiner Cover Image

Poziom rozwoju grafomotorycznego u dzieci 5-letnich w aspekcie gotowości do podjęcia nauki pisania
The Level of Graphomotor Development in 5-Year-Old Children in Light of Writing Readiner

Author(s): Stanisława Nazaruk, Ewa Tokarewicz, Anna Klim-Klimaszewska
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Education, Preschool education
Published by: Towarzystwo Naukowe KUL & Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II
Keywords: children; graphomotor skills; child development; preschools; teachers

Summary/Abstract: Writing is one of the basics skills in the process of learning, thus it is of outmost importance for a child to master it to the best extent possible. As far as learning to write is concerned, specialists draw attention to the need to improve manual dexterity, visual-motor coordination, and the development of balance, the acquisition of which is to ensure the achievement of school readiness. The above mentioned skills are referred to as graphomotorics. Children who can have future problems with writing can already be identified in preschool. Therefore, the purpose of the research was to diagnose the level of graphomotor skills development in 5-year-old children (120 preschoolers) attending randomly selected kindergartens in Biała Podlaska district. The research was performed by means of the Ozierecki test which was adapted to the needs of Polish research by Aleksander Barański. The research was conducted in two stages. The first one was performed at the beginning of the school year, and the second one was carried out after six months. On the one hand, the research findings indicated the development of graphomotor skills. However, in some cases, the need for therapeutic support was identified.

  • Issue Year: 11/2019
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 133-147
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Polish