4 Oct, 2015

Preschool children’s fundamental motor skills: a review of significant determinants

S. Iivonen & A.K. Sääkslahti , Early Child Development and Care (2013):
Preschool children’s fundamental motor skills: a review of significant determinants, Early Child Development and Care, DOI: 10.1080/03004430.2013.837897

Summary:  This review found evidence from a number of studies for a positive association between domains of preschool-aged children’s FMS and gender, age, habitual physical activity, and preschool-based programmes. As only singular studies supported a positive association between different FMS domains and ethnicity, fitness, playfulness, participation in physical education lessons, and social and physical environment factors, the positive relationship between children’s FMS competence and these determinants remains uncertain.

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