Kimm Bellotto

Lesson Designer

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 they want 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.

Course taught by Kimm

Lapbooking: Each month, Kimm explores subjects ranging from the human eye to pandas to classic literature. More than two dozen titles for various ages are currently available, and a new unit is posted each month. Simply choose the subjects that look interesting to your student and dive in! Lapbooks are a perfect way to enrich almost any topic of study. Suggested grade levels are given beside each title; however, most are widely adaptable. For specific help in creating a lapbook and adapting it to meet your child’s needs, see the Course Introduction on the Course Details tab above.