Thesis Topic 3: Gaming techniques and interactive interfaces can be useful in the development of motor skills in early childhood development.
Gross motor skills use the large muscles of the body to perform major body functions such as walking, kicking, maintaining balance and coordination, and sitting. These abilities are developed between the ages of birth and 5yrs old and have connections with other physical functions as well. For example, maintaining upper body support will affect the ability to write. Having volunteered in the past with children who lacked sufficient motor development, I have seen how it can hinder general physical development. I wish to conduct research and prove that gaming techniques and interfaces will support Motor Skills development in children ages 2-5. To support this claim, I will create an application that will provide supplemental gross motor skills training. Design obstacles to consider may be weak muscles, limited range of motion, and lack of balance and coordination. To engage the user, elementary visuals will be incorporated to establish relatability and comprehension as well as an established system of reward.