Welcome to Growing Hands-On Kids

Are you struggling to find age-appropriate activities that build skills and challenge your child? Every child develops in a sequence of skills that are the building blocks for their future learning. Children need multiple opportunities to develop these skills in a variety of ways and learning styles.

I believe that all children can reach their fullest possible potential through hands-on play and developmentally appropriate activities.

My mission is to provide developmental tips, tools, and strategies to help you grow hands-on kids.

Whether you are a parent, educator, therapist or other professional, this site is for you. Welcome!

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In-hand Manipulation Skills Needed for Handwriting

In-hand manipulation skills are an important part of handwriting, fine motor, and everyday life skills. Today we are going to take a look at the basic patterns of in-hand manipulation skills needed for handwriting.Why In-Hand Manipulation Skills Matter When you think about all the ways you … Read More...

The Best Activities for Proprioceptive Input

Proprioception is one of those eight senses that not everyone knows about. If you have a child struggling to focus, sit still, or attend to a task, this is one of the sensory systems you want to address! Today I am sharing some of the best activities for proprioceptive input.What is … Read More...

The Best Activities for Vestibular Input

The vestibular system is one of the sensory systems that can have the biggest effect on a child's behavior. Having a child complete a vestibular activity can help them regulate their emotions, focus, and gain their attention. Here are some of the best activities for vestibular input.Vestibular … Read More...