A brief review on motor development: fundamental motor skills as a basis for motor skill learning
Keywords:Motor development, Motor learning, Fundamental motor skills
In this study, we review the relationship between motor development and motor learning, and present a new metaphor that represents the sequence of motor development, which highlights fundamental motor skills as an important phase in the process. As one of the most relevant phases of motor development, several studies that analyzed fundamental motor skills were reviewed in typical developing children as well as in children with disabilities. Most studies revealed motor performance levels below expected since proficiency was not observed. We discuss these results considering fundamental motor skills as essential for the motor development process. Such results raise the awareness of the need to offer children conditions to explore and experience motor activities in order to enhance motor competence.
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Copyright (c) 2021 Rodolfo N. Benda, Nádia Fernanda Schmitt Marinho, Marcelo Gonçalves Duarte, Patrick Costa Ribeiro-Silva, Paloma Reis Ortigas, Camila Fagundes Machado, Thábata Viviane Brandão Gomes
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