Those are huge steps for a small child, aren’t they? The thing is that it is only by moving from one step to the next that they will get to the end of the path. The stones are put in place by others. The child can follow those big stones and get to the destination.
There is a gap between those stones. A gap that they need to either jump across or take a much bigger step to cross. It is easier to walk across those big stones but the challenge is the gap. It is relatively easy to walk over the large stones.
Those small stones are really quite tricky. Your feet can get stuck between the small stones.
The role of the supporter is to stand aside so that the craftee can do what they can, no matter how small that task is. They then come alongside and help them deal with the challenging bits that a barrier to them completing the project.