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Hands of a Child

Kimm Belloto

Are you a member of the Schoolhouse Teachers?  If not, you are missing out on a wealth of information.  There are well-known individuals from the homeschool community who share their expertise.  One of those individuals is Kimm Belloto. Kimm is one of the co-founders of Hands of a Child.  In case you are unaware of Hands of a Child’s history, here is an “about us” taken from the Schoolhouse Teachers website.

Kimm Bellotto and Niki McNeil met through an online homeschool group. While chatting, they discovered they both loved lapbooks and were looking for an easier way for homeschooling moms to pull together the necessary items for a lapbook. Those chats soon became a business plan, and the two ladies quietly “set-up shop” on the web, becoming the first company to sell ready-to-use lapbook kits. With Niki’s innovative ideas and Kimm’s creative graphics abilities, the two moms published their first unit, titled “Plants,” in November 2002. Two years later, talented writer/researcher Katie Kubesh joined the team and the company came into full bloom.  In the Hands of a Child wants to make hands-on learning easy and readily attainable for every child and for every mom!  With over 400 lapbook titles to choose from and a growing line of notebooking units, they offer something for everyone regardless of age or ability.

Kimm has shared lessons on lapbooking on the Schoolhouse Teachers website since April 2012.  As a member, you will receive weekly lesson plans, vocabulary words, activities templates and additional resources on a particular topic.  Here are a few of the topics Kimm has taught:

J.R.R. Tolkien, Influences from His Early Life

Field Trips and Travel


Knights of Art: Stories of the Italian Painters

The Rhinoceros

Lapbooking is not just for younger children.  High school students may also use lapbooking in their studies.  In addition, you can adapt the lessons to accommodate your child’s abilities. The current cost of a Schoolhouse Teachers’ membership is $5.95 per month.  Your first month’s membership is only $1.  You will have to hurry though.  The cost of the membership will increase to $12.95 per month after May 1.  This is quite a bargain.  Just think of all Kimm’s lapbook lessons you will receive.


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Angie McFarren

Angie McFarren is a homeschool mom of 1 high school student and graduated another who is now attending college. She has homeschooled them since they were in K and Pre-K. Angie is passionate about homeschooling and enjoys Helping Other Parents Educate. She is a Homeschool Consultant and the author of Educate the Home Educator Crash Course. Angie is also on the See the Light Art Curriculum team.

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