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Children between ages 6 and 10 years make major gains in muscle
strength and coordination. Boys and girls are able to compete quite evenly at
sports, because muscle development and coordination occur at about the same
times for both sexes. Team sports are a good way for children to build both
motor skills and friendships.
Most children's basic motor skills, such as kicking, catching, and
throwing, continue to improve. Gradually, they become better at more complex
activities, such as dancing, shooting a basketball, or playing the piano.
A child's capacity for aerobic exercise increases gradually from ages
6 to 10 but is limited compared with a teen's.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - PediatricsSpecialist Medical ReviewerLouis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
Current as ofSeptember 9, 2014
Current as of:
September 9, 2014
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
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