Children’s Temperament Traits Affect Their Motor Skills

[Source: Science Daily]

A recent study among 3- to 7-year-old children showed that children’s motor skills benefited if a child was older and participated in organized sports. Additionally, the study provided information about the importance of temperament traits for motor skills.

In essence, motor skills comprise locomotor, ball and balance skills, all of which are present in everyday life tasks like running, climbing, throwing and drawing. Adequate motor skills enable participation in typical games and types of playing for different ages and developmental phases, for example, in tag, running and ball games.

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