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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The Best Activities for the Gustatory System

The gustatory system (sense of taste) can be a tricky sensory system to navigate, especially if you have a picky eater. Get the best activities for the gustatory system in this post!What is the Gustatory System? Gustatory is another big science word for the sense of taste. The senses of taste … Read More...

Pumpkin Themed Pre-Writing Activity Packet

The smell of pumpkin spice is in the air! Get into the fall/autumn spirit with your preschooler or kindergartener using this fun pumpkin-themed pre-writing activity packet.Pumpkin themes are really popular in the preschool setting. I wanted to create an age-appropriate way for my 4-year-old … Read More...