Exploring the Kinematic Dimensions of Kindergarten Children's Scribbles

Abstract : This paper deals with the study of the kinematic dimension of scribbling activities executed by kindergarten children aged from 3 to 6 years old from three grades. For this purpose, three sigma-lognormal features, six classical ones and one hybrid feature related to visuo-motor skills are extracted from scribbles realized using five different Type Grib. The statistical analysis of these data illustrates that sigma-lognormal modeling can satisfactorily reconstruct kindergarten children’s scribbles. Moreover, this preliminary study confirms that there are significant differences between grades with respect to six of the features we studied, regardless of the nature of the scribbling movement made by children. These features are related to rapidity, fluidity and precision of linear and curvilinear movements used for scribbling tasks.
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Céline Rémi, Jean Vaillant, Rejean Plamondon, Lionel Prevost, Theresa Duval. Exploring the Kinematic Dimensions of Kindergarten Children's Scribbles. 17th Biennial Conference of the International Graphonomics Society, International Graphonomics Society (IGS); Université des Antilles (UAG), Jun 2015, Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe. pp.79-82. ⟨hal-01165910⟩

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