Students will learn and practice the basics of knitting, including casting on and casting off. Each student will make several simple knitted toys or accessories according to their skill level and interest. Practical, concrete thinking in the early years leads to enlivened and imaginative problem-solving and out of the box abstract thinking in later years. The children
will also be learning verses and poems, hearing stories, and doing some occasional short term projects as well. They will learn and practice finger crochet, cording, twisting and braiding, and other fine motor skills.
Knitting fosters fine motor skills and visual tracking, as well as other foundational academic skills in a developmentally appropriate and enjoyable way. Knitting is often used in therapeutic settings to combat feelings of isolation, anxiety, and restlessness. An ideal activity at this time!
Children are proud of their tangible accomplishments – and it’s really fun!
Teacher: Elizabeth Seward
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