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Early motor training and social development » Sticky-Mittens-screen-grab

In a new study published in the journal Developmental Science, researchers from Peabody and the Kennedy Krieger Institute found that early motor experiences can shape infants’ preference for objects and faces. In the photo below, taken from video of project participants, an infant using “sticky mittens” is shown manipulating toys. This kind of early motor development was shown to increase interest in faces, suggesting that it advances social skills.

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