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Does your child bump into things or find it hard to balance?

Remember children develop at their own pace.

Your child may need extra help  to develop their gross motor skills, there are various stages of development that a child will go through and some activities to support gross motor skills may help:

  • Actions to songs
  • Using play equipment in the local park
  • Throwing and catching balloons or large soft balls
  • Pile clothes in order at night time to help with dressing
  • A large L or R on a wrist band to help remember left from right
  • Sorting beads, shells or anything else
  • Posting into a container
  • Lego or other construction toys

Do speak to your child’s teacher or SENco at the school or setting about your concerns as they may be able to offer advice and suggestions. .They will be able to offer various motor skill interventions, resources and ideas that you can use at home with your child.

The school may also seek advice from Solihull Paediatric Occupational Therapists.

If you are still concerned speak to your health visitor or GP.

Some useful websites who may provide some useful information and advice include:

www.scope.org.uk

www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk

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