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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Space Themed Sensory Play Activities with Book Lists

Our summer library reading program was the theme of space, for the 50th anniversary of the moonwalk. My daughter has also been fascinated with planets and space, so I decided to roundup some book lists and space themed sensory play activities that make great book extension activities.Space … Read More...

When Should Children Use a Slant Board for Handwriting?

A popular therapeutic strategy for handwriting concerns is the use of a slant board. Could it be the right solution for a child who is struggling with handwriting? Let's take a look at when you should consider having a child use a slant board for handwriting.When to Consider a Slant Board for … Read More...

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...

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