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Kids’ Personality Traits Linked to Motor Skills

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A new Finnish study shows a link between children’s temperaments and their motor skills. Researchers from the University of Jyväskylä in Finland found that children with active temperaments and attention span persistence tend to have stronger motor skills.

This was a rather novel result, as the association between motor skills and temperament during early childhood is not yet widely understood.

The team also found that participating in organized sports and being older were positively linked to motor skills. The findings are published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

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