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Clumsy four year old

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Toomanycats99 Thu 07-Apr-16 21:43:27

My dd will be 5 in June. I beginning to wonder if she will grow out of this or whether there is something behind it. She is incredibly clumsy. She trips over thin air and her legs are a mass of bruises. She doesn't seem to concentrate at all - she will walk in one direction while looking in another, or walk downstairs whilst trying to talk to someone behind her. She just seems massively uncoordinated and seems to spend half her life in a dream world. She spills and drops everything. They commented at nursery her fine motor skills were weak and she does struggle with writing at school as well.

Please tell me she will grow out of it soon!

dementedpixie Fri 08-Apr-16 08:29:57

Has she had her eyes tested?

canyou Fri 08-Apr-16 08:33:13

I agree with dementedpixie get her eye sight checked also maybe get her ears checked incase they are blocked or have fluid build up that affects her balance (I was like this as a child due to fluid /wax build up as a child but my hearing was ok)

Toomanycats99 Fri 08-Apr-16 20:47:51

Thank you demented pixie & canyou. I must admit those things hadnt occurred so I will get them checked.

WhatTheActualFugg Fri 08-Apr-16 20:54:00

OP my 4yo DS is the same. He's a nightmare. He really is a danger to himself.

But he is very long sighted and wears glasses and I think he has trouble with his peripheral vision round the outer edges of his glasses.

Although of course that doesn't fix the fact that he likes to move and look in opposite directions!! hmm

2ndSopranosRule Sat 09-Apr-16 07:23:20

My friend's dd was the same. Turned out she was very long sighted (+6!!). Glasses have changed her completely.

Toomanycats99 Sat 09-Apr-16 07:36:10

What the actual - same here. I sometimes wonder how she has made it to this age without serious injury! When She does her walking talking different ways the amount of times she only misses the door frame by a mm as she goes out the room! I wait for the bump!

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