Apps can help to develop physical and motor skills, particularly fine motor skills. Whilst most apps require some physical interaction, the ones that ‘develop’ physical and motor skills are those that stretch and challenge the abilities of a child of the appropriate age without being too easy or too difficult. Therefore, whilst we have listed a wide range of apps here that may help to develop physical and motor skills this will depend on the stage of development the child is at.
When selecting apps to support development in this area, we recommend first considering what physical skills your child is currently learning. For example, if they can drag and drop items on screen but struggle to place them accurately then consider a jigsaw puzzle app with options for the number of pieces and start them off on ones that present a challenge without being impossible for them.