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.

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Supported by

Canterbury District Health Board
Canterbury Clinical Network
Ministry Of Education
Ministry Of Health