Waldorf Knitting and Handwork 1 – Beginner and Intermediate
In this class, students will learn and practice the basics of knitting, including casting on and casting off. Each student will make several simple knitted toys. Knitting fosters fine motor skills and visual tracking, as well as other foundational academic skills in a developmentally appropriate and enjoyable way. It teams the two hands and the two sides of the brain together, and encourages goal-oriented planning and perseverance. Practical, concrete thinking in the early years leads to enlivened and imaginative problem-solving and out of the box abstract thinking in later years. Children are proud of their tangible accomplishments – and it’s really fun!
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.
Teacher: Elizabeth Seward
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Class minimum: 6 students