Children develop in their minds, their bodies and their feelings at different rates depending upon their genetics, their personality and how they are parented.
The development process involves learning and mastering skills like sitting, walking, talking, skipping, and tying shoes. Learning to look after yourself is an essential life skill. Being able to wash, dress, eat and toilet independently are important milestones in a child’s development.
This section will help you to understand what things can help and how to get extra support when you need it.
Fine motor skills
Fine motor control is the ability to use hands and fingers accurately whilst carrying out a skilled activity.
Children are required to master a variety of skills before their fine motor skills can be refined with increasing dexterity and precision.
If your child has not developed the necessary prerequisite skills, they will struggle to make any progress with their fine motor skills.