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Preschoolers' motor skill development connected to school readiness

Preschoolers' fine and gross motor skill development is indicative of later performance on two key measures of kindergarten readiness, according to a study. 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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