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Trends in Applied Sciences Research
  Year: 2011 | Volume: 6 | Issue: 7 | Page No.: 656-671
DOI: 10.3923/tasr.2011.656.671
 
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Effective Use of Educational Games in the Development of Some Thinking Skills of Kindergarten Children

Bulquees I. Daghistani

Abstract:
This research aims to identify the effectiveness of educational games in the development of some of the thinking skills in kindergarten children, the skills include; understanding forms and numbers, classification, comparison, interpretation and application. The internationally research methodology of analytical descriptive method was used in the building of tools of the study and experimental method, to study the effectiveness of educational games in the development of thinking skills in children of research sample. The study was designed in two groups, the first is experimental, and the other is control. The researcher set up the search tools by preparing a questionnaire to determine the thinking skills and sub-elements, which should be developed in kindergarten children, in order to test the thinking skills of kindergarten children, as well as for the preparation of educational games that develop thinking skills. The results revealed that there were significant differences between the mean scores for each of the children of the experimental group and check group (control) in the level of their performance on the test thinking skills applied at the posterior stage, in the side of children of the experimental group. There were significant differences between the mean scores of the children of the experimental group in the level of their performance on the test of thinking skills, applied prior and posterior stages, and the performance of these children in the posterior stage.
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How to cite this article:

Bulquees I. Daghistani , 2011. Effective Use of Educational Games in the Development of Some Thinking Skills of Kindergarten Children. Trends in Applied Sciences Research, 6: 656-671.

DOI: 10.3923/tasr.2011.656.671

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=tasr.2011.656.671

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