Motor Development during Infancy and Early Childhood: Overview and Suggested Directions for Research

  title={Motor Development during Infancy and Early Childhood: Overview and Suggested Directions for Research},
  author={Robert M. Malina},
  journal={International Journal of Sport and Health Science},
  • R. Malina
  • Published 2004
  • Psychology, Biology
  • International Journal of Sport and Health Science
The development of motor competence during infancy and childhood is dependent upon and influenced by the growth and maturity characteristics of the child interacting with the environment in which a child is reared. Environmental opportunities and restraints for movement interact with the biological substrates of growth and maturation to determine the motor repertoire of the child. This paper provides a brief overview of motor development during infancy and early childhood and then highlights… 

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