Preschoolers’ motor skill development connected to school readiness

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Every time you read connected, you rather expect correlation than causal relation. This study seems no exception as it shows that preschoolers’ fine and gross motor skill development can be indicative of later performance on two key measures of kindergarten readiness. Preschoolers who performed better on fine and gross motor skill assessments early in the school year were more likely to have better social behavior and “executive function,” or ability to pay attention, follow directions and stay on task later in the school year.

The sad thing is, that correlational research often changes into something else in the  press release:

Preschoolers who performed better on fine and gross motor skill assessments early in the school year were more likely to have better social behavior and “executive function,” or ability to pay attention, follow directions and stay on task later in the school year, scientists said.

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