The typical sequence of developing these skills is as follow with average ages:
Note: there is a range of normal ages at which children may acquire these skills but, it is only a rough guide and all children develop at a different rate.
Please see following section on when you should be concerned.
Provide your child with a range of age appropriate toys or objects such as blocks, crayons, puzzles or cardboard boxes e.g. an empty cereal box. You could ask at your local library if they have any age appropriate toys you could borrow.
This will encourage your child to use their hands - to reach for toys, hold them, pass them from hand to hand and play and use them.
If you are worried about your child’s progress please speak to your Health Visitor or GP.
The sooner you talk to someone, the sooner you can get help for you and your child.