Development is the gaining of skills in all aspects your child's life. There are different areas of development:
- Movement skills (gross motor)
- Hand skills (fine motor)
- Visual skills (response to what they can see)
- Speech, language and hearing
- Social skills, emotions and behaviour
You may be concerned about your child's development in just one of these areas, more than one, or all of these areas.
All children are different and develop at different rates, so there is a range of ages when they learn these skills. The interactive Child Development Timeline from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde gives you a general guidenace from birth to 5 years.
Babies Development tracker from birth to 12 months has useful information for parents.
However, there are certain ages by which most children will have developed a certain skill. These are called developmental milestones. If your child has not met their milestone, it may be of concern and it is important to seek advice (please see individual sections for further details).