Have a chat to your Child & Family Health Nurse or GP if your child is not
  • Playing with a variety of games and activities.
  • Showing a wide range of emotions.
  • Able to focus on one activity for more than 5 minutes.
  • Able to go to the toilet alone.
  • Fluent with speech or has problems repeating words or sounds.
  • Drawing pictures.
  • Able to brush their teeth, wash and dry their hands or get undressed without help.
How PLAYing is learning
Gabby's play is now becoming more mature and complex. She is continuing to develop her imaginative and symbolic play, where a block could be a truck, for example. It's good for her to lead the play, but she also likes it when mum asks if she can join in and play too.

Gabby is developing the fine motor skills that will help her to hold a pencil and write. Drawing and colouring with pencils, cutting and pasting, stamping and playing with play dough are all great activities for developing these skills.