Understanding Age and Development
Māramatanga o ngā tau me ngā whakawhanake
Children develop at different rates and there is a wide range of normal. Avoid comparing your child to other tamariki as this can be stressful and may cause you to worry unnecessarily. If your child isn’t developing social, communication, or physical skills at the same rate as most other children their age, talk to your Plunket nurse, other Well Child health provider or doctor about your concerns. It’s important to detect any developmental issues early, because it helps ensure your child gets the support they need.
Resources to help:
Age and Stages from SKIP
Tips for each age and stage of your child.
Age and Stage
A link to a site with information on child development.
Age and Stage 0-5years
This site explains what to look out for and when to seek help if your child doesn’t meet certain milestones.
Real Parents guide to Child Behavioural Stages
Information about what behaviours to expect from your children at different stages of development.