The aim of this study is to examine the effect of cognitive development training given to children on their motor skills. The sample population of our study consists of a total of 42 children between the ages of 9-12 who participated in the swimming courses opened by the municipality in Corum province Our research, which was carried out with the pre-test posttest model with experimental - control group from quantitative research methods, included children who were newly enrolled in the courses and who had not received swimming training before and who did not have any health problems. Children were divided into experimental group (14 males-7 females) and control group (14 males-7 females). In addition to the course training, the trainings selected in accordance with the age group supporting cognitive development were applied to our experimental group for a total of 16 hours, 2 days a week for 8 weeks. Our control group, on the other hand, only participated in swimming educations. Tests used to measure flexibility, claw strength, coordination, agility, dynamic balance, visual reaction and auditory reaction skills were applied to our experimental and control groups before and after the training, and the data obtained were recorded. In the analysis of the study data, the dependent groups T-Test was used to compare the intra-group pre-test and post-test data, and the independent groups T-Test was used to compare the two groups with each other. According to the results obtained in the study, the demographic information of our groups was determined by the experimental group (Age 10.38 ± 1.16; Height 140.43 ± 9.95; Weight; 34.80 ± 6.89) and the control group (Age 10.10 ± 1.37 ; Height 135.10 ± 9.87; Weight: 33.53 ± 8.18). When we examined the pre-test and post-test data of our two groups, a significant difference was found in flexibility, right claw strength, left claw strength, dynamic balance, auditory reaction. In our data other than these data, it was seen that the educations for cognitive development caused more positive results in the experimental group than in the control group.
Cognitive development exercises, skills development in children, motor skills