A Research Study On Infant Motor Development

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Introduction It is believed that infants who are earlier active tend to be proactive later in life. Many studies have suggested that it is acceptable for infants who are stimulated earlier in life to remain stimulus in early childhood, late childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. It is also understood that perceived competence of physical activity within early childhood determine whether or not a child will remain physically active in their adolescence years. Within the Adolescence, it is common to see boys and girls stop participating in sports. It is believe that the discontinuation may be caused by the body going through changes, lost of interest in sports, unable to compete at the same level as their friends, peer-pressure and many other facts. When a child continues to be physically active in their late childhood and into adolescence, it is concluded that they would live an active adult life.
In 1966 at ‘Northern Finland Birth Cohort’, Ridgway et al. (2009) performed a study to demonstrate the association amid the timing of infant motor development and consequential sports participation during adolescence. Ridgway et al. (2009) argued that motor proficiency is positively associated with physical activity levels. There were 9,009 partakers whose motor development was evaluated by parental report at age 1, walking with support and walking unaided (Ridgway et al., 2009). A follow up also took place at the age of fourteen years. Ridgway et al. (2009) study
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