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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6 Transition Strategies for Children

Transitions. Whew, these can be a struggle sometimes can't they? You've asked your child to stop playing their game or you are getting back into school after a holiday break (hello January?!). Your child or student's emotional response to these changes can be hard to handle.We are a … Read More...

15 Christmas Tree Fine Motor Activities for Preschoolers

It's the most wonderful time of the year... and who doesn't love a good Christmas activity? This year I thought I would round-up some of my favorite Christmas tree fine motor activities for preschoolers. Some of these would even be great for toddlers (just watch out for small parts and mouths!). … Read More...