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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Fine Motor Spring Activities for Toddlers

Spring is one of my favorite times of the year.  The warmer weather means we can be outside for hours on end and enjoy all the flowers blooming and trees. I wanted to share some of my favorite ideas for fine motor spring activities for toddlers. Fine Motor Spring Activities for Toddlers For … Read More...

The Best Toddler Songs with Actions

Toddlers are naturally drawn to movement and music. Today I am sharing some of my favorite toddler songs with actions. The Best Toddler Songs with Actions I'm linking to a YouTube video of each song so you can hear them. I also created a YouTube Playlist so you can find them easily in one … Read More...

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Introducing Handwriting to Kids

When it comes to introducing handwriting, there are some things that you don't want to miss or skip before expecting a child to write. I want to take a look at 5 mistakes to avoid when introducing handwriting skills in today's post.5 Mistakes to Avoid When Introducing Handwriting to … Read More...

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