Some children struggle with throwing and catching balls but this doesn’t necessarily mean that there’s a developmental problem.
There’s lots of easy ways you can help your child to improve before you need to think about asking for help.
There are a lot of games and activities you can try, including:
If your child has motor planning difficulties, they will find it hard to anticipate the various places where a ball may reach them. This is even harder when the speed of the ball doesn't give them time to coordinate their movements. Games which include bounces to the front or side and which require two-handed catches will give them the opportunity to practice.
If you’ve tried all of these techniques and you’re still not seeing any improvement after four months, please do speak to your health visitor or GP.