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Do you want your kids to be engaged in their own learning? Do you want them to grow up to be independent, hands-on learners and enjoying life? Do you want them to be active and engaged in their community, with friends and peers, family?

I know these are my goals as a parent for my children. Often times however, life, child behaviors, special needs, and many other things lead us to think reaching these goals is going to take a while.

But we can do this together. Whether you are homeschooling, looking to supplement your child’s education with hands-on ideas, or a professional educator or therapist, I hope the resources and information I provide here can help you to do just this! Come join me as we work to grow our hands-on kids, engaging them to explore through their play, to a life of independent learning.

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Autumn is for apple ideas as featured on Good Tips Tuesday.

Autumn is for Apple Ideas – Good Tips Tuesday #86

It's hard to believe summer is almost over and we are gearing up for fall/autumn. And Autumn means apples! Today we are featuring some great apple ideas from last week's Good Tips Tuesday link up party. Be sure to keep scrolling and check out all the posts links up in this week's party and if you … Read More...

Is cursive handwriting still important to teach to kids?

Is Cursive Handwriting Still Important to Learn?

You have probably seen the news stories recently about cursive handwriting. Many schools and states are not giving formal teaching in this lost form of handwriting. So is cursive handwriting still important to learn? As a therapist, I can definitely see the benefits of learning cursive … Read More...

A fun and hands-on activity packet for preschoolers ages 3-5, On The Farm Pre-writing Packet.

New Product!! On the Farm Pre-Writing Packet for Ages 3-5

I am very excited to introduce you to a brand new product here on Growing Hands-On Kids, my On the Farm Pre-writing Packet for ages 3-5. The On the Farm Pre-Writing Packet includes 30+ pages of fine motor and visual motor activities for your preschooler that will help to enhance their … Read More...