The child's home environment has been touted as one of the main external factors that directly influence the child development (RODRIGUES and GABBARD, 2007). It is understood that in the first years
of your life is that child starts construction of motor behaviors through adaptations and explotaition of the environment in which it lives (DEFILIPO, 2012). Thus it is extremely important to provide
opportunities to practice motor activities offered by the environment. (SOARES, et al 2013;. RODRIGUES and GABBARD, 2007; NOBLE et al 2012). Based on this framework the family residence can be
considered a determining factor in the promotion of the child's motor development.
The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between indicators of the quality of the home environment and motor development of preschool children 36-42 months of age, the Child Education
Municipal Centers Maringá - PR. The sample consisted of 109 preschool children 36-42 months of age, of both sexes.
How measurement instrument were used: a) the questionnaire Affordances in The Home Environment for Motor Development - AHEMD-SR developed by Rodrigues, Saraiva and Gabbard (2005) and b) for motor
tests was used Movement Assesement Battery for Children, 2nd edition- MABC-2, proposed by Henderson, Sudgen and Barnett (2007), translated and validated by Valentini, Ramalho and Oliveira (2013). Data
collection was carried out in the school environment for the battery of motor tests, since the questionnaire was sent to parents to answer in your home. For data analysis we used the
Kolmogorov-Smirnov test to verify the normality of the data; the Mann Whitney U test for comparison of the sexes; and the Spearman test to correlate the indicators of quality of home environment and
motor development, adopting p <0.05.
The results show that most environments provides better motor development, although there is a lag of daily activities related to pre-school, where there is a lack of fine motor materials. Correlating
the environmental quality indicators with the motor development, correlation was obtained between the Interior Space with the skills to put coins with the nondominant hand and Interior Space with
balance on one leg.
It was concluded that the indicators of the quality of the home environment have a directly influence on motor performance. The quantity and quality of the materials affect the motor development of