Psychomotricity in the Cognitive Development of Children in Initial Education


  • Gladys Recalde, Rocío Duque, Alicia Soto, Alexis Pérez, Ginna Galarraga, Catón Cruz


The incidence of the development of psychomotor skills, in the cognitive area of children attending Initial Education, was studied at the "Martina Carrillo" Initial Education Center in the community of Carpuela, Ecuador. A qualitative and quantitative study was carried out, supported by the deductive method; whose purpose is to raise awareness about the importance of carrying out psychomotor activities as a methodology that responds to children's interests and needs while respecting individuality, in a way that favors integral development. Surveys, interviews with parents and teachers, as well as observation cards were applied to the children of the institution. The directly proportional relationship between psychomotor maturity and infant cognitive development could be evidenced, showing a good level of achievement for age in the evaluated areas in the sample of children from 4 to 5 years, obtaining maturity percentages in terms of psycho motor skills. 91.6% and in the cognitive area 86.7%; this being useful not only in the immediate development of the cognitive area; but the future student future in relation to the acquisition of the reading and writing process.