Actually — it's not as much 'about us,' as it is about you and your children!
But do allow me to introduce myself. I'm Cheryl Owens, creator of Homespun and Hands-On®.
As a home education expert and general parenting guru for sixteen plus years, I've consulted with hundreds of parents — from all walks of life — with lots of different parenting styles; some of whom homeschooled their children, but many of whom chose a more conventional school path. What struck me about all of the parents was that despite their vast differences, they all seemed to share three parenting struggles:
The chaos of parenthood! If you’re a parent, you’re a busy parent; chances are, you’re always searching for as many things and ways as possible to make your life easier.
Long days and short years! Although the days are chaotic and long, every parent needs to recognize the importance of together time with their children before it's too late.
Learning-rich activities! What parent doesn't want the smartest kid on the block? Together time that is fun AND educational is crucial when inspiring any child to love learning!
At Homespun and Hands-On®, we understand these challenges for parents (just like you), so we continually design unique products with you in mind!
Our Hands-On Kits™ provide fun, educational activities for the entire family and include all the tools and materials you could possibly need inside each and every box. Oh! But wait, there's more! Each Hands-On Kit™ also includes a simple-to-use learning strategy called a Hands-On Kaboodle™; and that's why we assuredly say, "It's the whole kit 'n' kaboodle!"
The concepts and activities for Hands-On Kits ‘n’ Kaboodles™ were developed over many years of striving to provide fun, educational things to do in our Vermont homeschool. I didn't want to recreate school at home; the only thing I wanted my children to learn — though engaging hands-on activities — was how to love learning. I mean, really l-o-v-e learning. And it worked! My children have all grown into life-long learners — young adults who seek knowledge with passion and zeal. Witnessing my children's love of learning feeds my passion to help you effortlessly achieve that same love of learning for yours!
And don't let the homeschool part scare you! Whether your children are receiving their education in or outside your home — like every other parent, I am sure you want your child to love learning and excel in school.
Besides being fun AND educational, Hands-On Kits 'n' Kaboodles™ are:
Unique - Each includes a one-of-a-kind hands-on activity and kaboodle!
Effortless - Just open the box and voilà — instant hands-on together time and learning!
Exceptional - You'll NEVER find a pompom or a Popsicle stick in any of our boxes!
Considerate - We avoid plastics at all costs, and our packaging is 100% recyclable!
Hands-On Kits ‘n’ Kaboodles™ are 'simply perfect' for your kids and ‘perfectly simple’ for you!
So let us help you enjoy fun, educational together time with your littles, before you wake up one day and realize it's all gone by in the blink of an eye!