People who work with children should be able to make
an appropriate environment analysis where children move. By doing this, they
could positively interfere and modify constraints, so that the detection (and
creation) of affordances for action could occur easily. Taking this for
granted, these children could, then, engage into motor problems resolution,
looking for the best solutions for each dilemma that they are confronted with.
In this paper, we reflect about educators, parents and coaches role on the promotion
of children’ motor development and, therefore, in the future motor performance
optimization through constraints and affordances manipulation, with examples
that stress and point out the importance of this pedagogic, methodologic and
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Matos, R. (2017). Promoting Motor Development and Future Motor Performance Optimization through Constraints and Affordances Manipulation. Open Access Library Journal, 4, e4048. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/oalib.1104048.
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