Assessment of opportunities for motor development in the family home of children between 18 and 42 months of age
AbstractThis study aimed to assess the opportunities for motor development in the family home of children that are between 18 and 42 months old, comparing the age groups (18 - 30 months and 31 - 42 months), gender, living with children and other conditions socioeconomic Characterized as an observational, descriptive and transversal study. The study included 88 children from the city of Sapucaia do Sul/ RS. Was used a structured and validated previously questionnaire called Affordances in the Home Environment Motor Development of children that are between 18 - 42 months, during home visits. There was no difference between gender and age groups. It was found that the number of adults are associated with better scores of interior space. The parents’ education is associated with greater supply of toys and materials of skills fine motor (p < .005). The number of children at home is associated with a better variety of stimulation (p < .001). Family income has a significant relationship with the interior space (p < .005), exterior space (p < .001), materials of skills fine motor (p < .005) and gross motor (p < .001). The child who had more daily social interaction has more variety of stimulation (p < .001). However, it is important to increase attention to children and advising their parents about the development.
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