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|Wawan Sundawan Suherman||Yogyakarta State Universityemail@example.com|
|UTILIZATION OF CHILDREN-PLAY IN OPTIMIZING KINDERGARTENERS' PHYSICAL AND MOTOR SKILLS DEVELOPMENT|
|Utilization of children play, physical and motor skills, kindergarteners|
Physical motor skill is one aspect of the development of kindergarteners. Kindergarteners’ physical and motor skills development is complex process, which includes not only physical growth but also the maturity of systems, development of functioning. Significant physical growth in quantity changes experience of children, such as height, weight, and body size. There are two terms of development of the children's motor skills, i.e. gross motor skills, and fine motor skills. Because physical motor skills development will affect the development of other aspects, the development of physical motor skill needs to be developed since early childhood. Thus, physical motor skill development is an effort that needs to be prioritized by parents, educators, and society. One important factor that has contributed significantly to children’s physical and motor skills development is physical activity. There are many types of physical activity, one of the physical activity that is known and suitable for children is a children play. Children play is very appropriate medium for the development of physical motor because children already know and Children play have various values and characteristics that fit to the needs of physical motor skill development of children. By utilizing traditional children play, optimal physical and motor skills development will be experienced by children.