From this press release:
Youngsters who can lick their lips, blow bubbles and pretend that a building block is a car are most likely to find learning language easy, according to a new study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Psychologists at Lancaster University, led by Dr Katie Alcock, found strong links between these movement, or motor and thinking, or cognitive, skills and children’s language abilities.
I’ve found a link to the original research on the ESRC’s site but it seems to be having problems so I haven’t been able to read it.
However if the press release is to be trusted its just one more piece of evidence that motor and coordination skills play a large role in skills that we have previously considered unconnected such as hearing and comprehending language.