IMPACT OF COGNITIVE PLAY ON THE PERCEPTUAL MOTOR LEARNING OF SCHOOL AGED CHILD

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Umair Liaqat
Akhtar Nawaz Ganjera
Muhammad Farhan Tabassum
Rabia Karim
Mufeez Alam
Ayesha Qudus

Keywords

Cognitive Play, Perceptual Motor Learning, School Aged Child

Abstract

School aged child’s education represents a window of opportunity. For children and family, the earliest twelve years of a child’s life are key to predicting ultimate success in school and in life. We must use cognitive play techniques for better learning outcomes, because cognitive play effects the child’s perceptual motor learning and gives the positive outcomes. The study is related to the field of school aged child education. The design of the study was descriptive. The data was collected from the teachers of private schools located near Thokar Niaz Baig, Lahore. Target population was 70(5) = 350. By using the Yamane formula, the sample was 186.  Convenient and purposive sampling techniques were used for the collection of samples for the study. The questionnaire for teachers were used for the collection of information and responses. After getting the responses the data was entered into the computer and was analyzed by SPSS (statistical Package for Social Sciences) software. The data was analyzed by Reliability, Normality, Frequencies and percentage of variables, Correlation, and regression test. The results of overall reliability test were 0.847. In normality Shapiro-wilk test the results of statistic were .926 for cognitive play and .954 for perceptual motor learning, significance results were .000 for both. Correlations of cognitive play and perceptual motor learning was .540. Total of Regression and Residual was 29.020. Play improves the child’s cognitive development. Majority of the teachers agreed that perceptual motor learning is occurring among school aged child. Majority of the school aged child teachers agreed that school aged children learn through cognitive play. The present study was limited to 4 schools near Thokar Niaz Baig, Lahore. The similar kind of research should be conducted on the sample drawn from different schools which may lead to a more precise generalization.

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