The Importance of Measuring Fine Motor Skill in Early Children’s Education

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This study attempted to explain the level of fine motor abilities of preschool children. Researchers used a visual motor skill measurement instrument by Morrison F. Gadner, which is commonly used in psychology and mengadopi some of today’s developed methods. This test does not justify a child’s motor skills but rather focuses on efforts to improve teachers’ instruction methods to stimulate children’s motor skills and develop them further. Pebgujian was conducted on 80 preschool children from 167 children who met the test criteria in the early children’s education (ECE) school environment. Children’s motor ability, which was successfully explored in this study, refers to children’s attention and concentration skills, cognitive aspects, hand–eye coordination, hand strength, and so on. The test results showed that the average age of a child’s maturity is directly related to their visual motor ability. The higher a child’s chronological age, the higher their motor ability, and a child’s low chronological age would indicate some limitations to their motor development.Test results were then communicated to schoolteachers and the children’s parents. The researchers provided the teachers some inputs to further develop their teaching methods based on fine motor skills, which include improving children’s motor skills and eliminating their motor limitations so that they develop in accordance with their developmental age.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of The 3rd International Conference on Vocational Higher Education (ICVHE 2018)
PublisherAtlantis Press
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-94-6252-947-2
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2020
Event3rd International Conference on Vocational Higher Education (ICVHE 2018): “Understanding Digital World. From Theory to Practices.” - Batam, Indonesia
Duration: 2 Aug 20184 Aug 2018

Publication series

NameAdvances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
PublisherAtlantis Press
ISSN (Electronic)2352-5398


Conference3rd International Conference on Vocational Higher Education (ICVHE 2018)


  • visual motor skill
  • preschool children
  • chronological age


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