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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12 Heavy Work Activities for School

Have you been searching for heavy work ideas but are struggling to find something that will work for your classroom or school environment? Today I have you covered with heavy work activities for school.What is Heavy Work? Heavy work is a term coined to describe any type of activity that … Read More...

Our Preschool & Kindergarten Homeschool Routine & Curriculum

A few weeks ago I shared in my weekly email newsletter that we were starting our homeschool year. Some of you asked me to share what we are using for our homeschool curriculum and what our routine looks like.  This is what we are doing so far for our preschool and kindergarten homeschool routine and … Read More...

25 Heavy Work Activities for Home

Does your child struggle with focus and attention? Are you looking for some ways to help them self-regulate? Heavy work activities can be the answer! Today I am sharing 25 heavy work activities for home that don't take a lot of set-up or equipment.What is Heavy Work? In short, Heavy Work is a … Read More...

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