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The influence of extra-curricular physical activities in the development of coordination in pre-school children.

Authors
  • Silva Batista, Marco A1
  • Almeida Honório, Samuel A2
  • Jones, Gareth W3
  • Matos Serrano, João J4
  • Duarte Petrica, João M4
  • 1 Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Department of Sports and Well-being, RECI (Research in Education and Community Intervention), Castelo Branco, Portugal. , (Portugal)
  • 2 Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Department of Sports and Well-being, RECI (Research in Education and Community Intervention), Castelo Branco, Portugal - [email protected] , (Portugal)
  • 3 Institute of Sport & Exercise Science, University of Worcester, Worcester, UK.
  • 4 Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Escola Superior de Educação, Departamento de Desporto e Bem-Estar, Castelo Branco, Portugal. , (Portugal)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Minerva pediatrica
Publication Date
May 31, 2017
Identifiers
DOI: 10.23736/S0026-4946.17.04981-7
PMID: 28565901
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The practice of extracurricular physical activities significantly enhances the general coordinative abilities in children aged 4 and 5 years of age, but it was found that 5 year old children had a significantly higher performance compared to 4 year old children.

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