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Supporting Development

Developing Skills

Children learn best through play and fun experiences - this is especially true in the early years. Helping your child solve challenges that come up will help them grow their motor and problem solving skills. 

You can help your child build on these skills by giving them lots of chances to practice. Below are some of the skills your child will gain over their first few years and ideas of activities to do together. This will help to build and develop these skills by giving plenty of opportunity to practice them.

How You Can Help Your Child Develop Their Skills

Who can Help?

If you are worried that your child is really struggling with physical, gross or fine motor skills, speak to their nursery or early years setting first. If your child is not at nursery, or you are still worried contact Just One Number to talk to a health professional for advice and support.

You can contact the Healthy Child Programme by calling Just One Number on 0300 300 0123 or texting Parentline on 07520 631590. Our opening hours are 8am-6pm Monday-Friday (excluding bank holidays) and 9am-1pm on Saturdays.

If you are 11-19 you can text Chathealth on 07480 635060 for confidential advice from one of the Healthy Child Programme team.

To speak to other Norfolk parents and carers, you can join our online community forum below.

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