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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2022, Vol. 9, Issue 3, Part B

Impact of folk games on physical fitness in children with special needs: An analytical study


Author(s): Ranjith KV and Mansoor Rahman A

Abstract:
Play and games are amusing and fun particularly in the pediatrics population provided with abundant health benefits. Traditional Indian games (also known as folk games) are played informally with minimal equipment and are documented with multifarious health benefits. Due to the ease of acquisition, low costs, widespread acceptability and culturally ingrained, the incorporation of these folk games into the physical education curriculum, may increase their physical activity along with parallel benefits of reviving the traditional Indian culture before they are lost forever. Despite these games being provided with numerous health benefits, their effect on physical activity for children with special needs is not yet determined. Hence this study process on the effect on folk games on physical activity
Methodology: Forty-seven participants fulfilling the inclusion criteria were included in the study. Adapted physical education protocols were be given to the children based on their needs for 6 months duration, pre and post evaluation was done using the Brockport physical fitness test and results were analysed.
Result: The data was none normally distributed. Hence, Wilcoxon signed rank test was performed to compare the mean difference before and after intervention. The difference in skinfold, hand grip, seated push ups, and modified apley's test were significant before and after treatment
Conclusion: There is a significant change in Physical activity level using Adapted physical education programmed using Traditional Indian folk games.


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How to cite this article:
Ranjith KV, Mansoor Rahman A. Impact of folk games on physical fitness in children with special needs: An analytical study. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2022;9(3):79-82.
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