Growing Hands-On Kids https://www.growinghandsonkids.com Child Development Tips, Tools, and Strategies Tue, 13 Oct 2020 17:48:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.1 https://www.growinghandsonkids.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/cropped-GrowingHandsOnKids_LOGO-tree-01-32x32.jpg Growing Hands-On Kids https://www.growinghandsonkids.com 32 32 Number Reversal Intervention: Vertical Air Tracing Activity https://www.growinghandsonkids.com/number-reversal-intervention-vertical-air-tracing-activity.html https://www.growinghandsonkids.com/number-reversal-intervention-vertical-air-tracing-activity.html#respond Tue, 13 Oct 2020 17:16:32 +0000 https://www.growinghandsonkids.com/?p=60356 After the summer break, I noticed my daughter was reversing some numbers again while writing. Writing has never been something she enjoys, ironically since I write about handwriting all the time. Since she just turned 8, I knew we needed to address this, but I also wanted to do it in a multi-sensory approach. Number […]

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Sensory-Motor Walk Stations for Home https://www.growinghandsonkids.com/sensory-motor-walk-stations-for-home.html https://www.growinghandsonkids.com/sensory-motor-walk-stations-for-home.html#respond Mon, 31 Aug 2020 21:19:21 +0000 https://www.growinghandsonkids.com/?p=60312 With many of us doing virtual learning or homeschool these days, I wanted to provide an easy way for parents to give sensory-motor breaks at home. With children on computers and screens even more for virtual learning, movement and brain breaks are twice as important. With this sensory-motor walk stations for home printable, you can […]

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Eye-Hand Coordination Activities for Children https://www.growinghandsonkids.com/eye-hand-coordination-activities-for-children.html https://www.growinghandsonkids.com/eye-hand-coordination-activities-for-children.html#respond Wed, 12 Aug 2020 19:32:51 +0000 https://www.growinghandsonkids.com/?p=60300 During my latest series, we've been taking a look at the different skills that are included in fine motor development. Today let's take a look at eye-hand coordination, including what it is, how it developments, and eye-hand coordination activities for children. What is Eye-Hand Coordination? You may see this skill referred to as hand-eye coordination. […]

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In-Hand Manipulation Activities for Children https://www.growinghandsonkids.com/in-hand-manipulation-activities-for-children.html https://www.growinghandsonkids.com/in-hand-manipulation-activities-for-children.html#respond Mon, 03 Aug 2020 17:51:31 +0000 https://www.growinghandsonkids.com/?p=60258 In-hand manipulation skills are a very important part of fine motor development that affects your child's future handwriting and pencil grasp skills. Today we are going to take an in-depth look at in-hand manipulation development and also some in-hand manipulation activities for children. What is In-Hand Manipulation? This fine motor skill allows you to hold […]

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Hand Strengthening Activities for Children https://www.growinghandsonkids.com/hand-strengthening-activities-for-children.html https://www.growinghandsonkids.com/hand-strengthening-activities-for-children.html#respond Fri, 24 Jul 2020 14:47:20 +0000 https://www.growinghandsonkids.com/?p=60252 Does your child seem to tire easily when they are using their hands for every-day life activities? Do they struggle with holding a pencil or using zippers or tying their shoes? Many children struggle with hand strength so today we are going to look at this topic in more detail and I'll also give you […]

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10 Ways to Teach Kids About Their Emotions https://www.growinghandsonkids.com/10-ways-to-teach-kids-about-their-emotions.html https://www.growinghandsonkids.com/10-ways-to-teach-kids-about-their-emotions.html#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2020 14:37:00 +0000 http://www.growinghandsonkids.com/?p=7772 Teaching kids about their emotions helps them to understand that how they feel in reaction to something is NORMAL. It's what they do with that reaction to those emotions that can be difficult. Today I want to share 10 ways that you can teach kids about their emotions. 10 Ways to Teach Kids About Their […]

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Summer-Themed Pre-Writing & Scissor Activity Packet https://www.growinghandsonkids.com/summer-themed-pre-writing-scissor-activity-packet.html https://www.growinghandsonkids.com/summer-themed-pre-writing-scissor-activity-packet.html#respond Tue, 02 Jun 2020 14:20:43 +0000 https://www.growinghandsonkids.com/?p=60157 We are so excited for warmer weather here. With school being done for the year, I noticed my daughter had already gotten some of her letter formation and handwriting skills we had practiced over the year. When that happens, it's a great idea to go back to foundational skills and build on them. So I […]

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When to Introduce Your Child to Knife Skills https://www.growinghandsonkids.com/when-to-introduce-your-child-to-knife-skills.html https://www.growinghandsonkids.com/when-to-introduce-your-child-to-knife-skills.html#respond Tue, 26 May 2020 16:36:26 +0000 https://www.growinghandsonkids.com/?p=60141 Over the weekend I shared a picture on Instagram of my two children helping me in the kitchen by cutting peppers and cucumbers with paring knives. The reason for the post was to share that the best fine motor activities are always practical life or everyday life activities. It didn't cross my mind that people […]

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Improving Bilateral Coordination Skills for Kids https://www.growinghandsonkids.com/improving-bilateral-coordination-skills-for-kids.html https://www.growinghandsonkids.com/improving-bilateral-coordination-skills-for-kids.html#comments Sun, 24 May 2020 13:00:00 +0000 http://goldenreflectionsblog.com/?p=197 Bilateral coordination skills are important in your child's development, especially when it comes to handwriting, scissor skills, and other fine motor activities. The ability to coordinate both sides of their bodies together in order to complete activities is very important. What is Bilateral Coordination? Bilateral coordination skills include being able to use both sides of […]

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Summer Senses Scavenger Hunt Printable https://www.growinghandsonkids.com/summer-senses-scavenger-hunt-printable.html https://www.growinghandsonkids.com/summer-senses-scavenger-hunt-printable.html#respond Tue, 19 May 2020 15:44:09 +0000 https://www.growinghandsonkids.com/?p=60128 Summer is here! This summer may look a little different than we are use to. I wanted to provide some fun summer activities that you children can do at home. So here is a fun summer senses scavenger hunt that they can do in your home and yard. There is also a free printable download […]

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