Volume 10, Number 6

The Assessment of Multi-Touch Hand Gestures Towards Fine Motor Skills Among Pre-School Children


Fadhlina Mohd Razali1, Nor Azah Abdul Aziz1, Roznim Mohamad Rasli1, Syakirah Samsudin2, Siti Aisyah Salim3, and Nur Farah Zulkefly1,
1Faculty of Art, Computing and Creative Industry, Sultan Idris Education University, Perak, Malaysia, 2Department of Biology, Sultan Idris Education University, Perak, Malaysia and
3Universiti Tun Husseion Onn, Johor, Malaysia


This study aims to evaluate the usage of multi-touch hand gestures towards fine motor skills among preschool children. This study implements a mixed methods involving 30 pre-school children aged between 5 to 6 years old from Pusat Asuhan Tunas Islam as respondents for quantitative method and supported by interviewing teachers as qualitative method. The samples consist of multi-touch and single touch gestures groups, leading to a pre-test and a post-test of a Dot-to-dot activity after implementing the“ Mari Belajar Bentuk” mobile application. Findings indicate that the post-test mean and multi-touch gestures mean is higher than the pre-test mean and single-touch gesture mean respectively. This shows that the multi-touch hand gestures effects the fine motor skills development which is also supported by interview results. As for conclusion, the multi-touch hand gestures are an essential factor when designing mobile applications for pre-school children


Mobile Application, Multi-Touch Hand Gestures, Fine Motor Skills, Pre-school Children