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Children Living in Countryside Outperform Children Living in Metropolitan Areas in Motor Skills

Children Living in Countryside Outperform Children Living in Metropolitan Areas in Motor Skills
In a recent study, 3 to 7-year-old children provided an example of how children's daily living environment and motor skills are closely related in the Finnish context. The main finding revealed that residential density is related to children's motor skills, engagement in outdoor play and organized sports. It was found that Finnish children living in the countryside spent more time outdoors and had better motor skills than their age-matched peers in the metropolitan area. On the other hand, children living in the metropolitan area participated the most in organized sports.
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