عنوان مقاله [English]
Background & Purpose: Childhood in the midst of life is the most important period of growth of motor, growth of fundamental motor skills is the most important growth item in childhood. The aim of this study was to compare development of fundamental movement skills of 7 year old rural and urban children of Kashan.
Methodology: The Study was Casual-Comperative Expost facto study. For this purpose, 53 children (26 boys and 27 girls) from city of Kashan and 49 children (22 boys and 27 girls) from villages of Kashan were selected in available. Fundamental movement skills of children were evaluated by the use of "the Movement Assessment Battery for Children-Test (M-ABC)”. This test has three subtests of manual dexterity, ball skills, and balance skills. To compare the two groups in each of these sub-tests and also the total score, independent t-test were used.
Results: The result of study show that difference between urban and rural children in Hand Dexterity subtests, and ball skills were not significant. However, rural children in balance skills subtest and total scores were superior to urban children.
Conclusion: Findings of this research show that supporting elements in rural lifestyle such as time for training, doing household task and the chance to play in openness environment have great influence on child fundamental skills development, so rural families should be more concern about the side effect of rural life style which impose to their children and provide their children with more chance of playing in openness and sport environments.