Waldorf Knitting and Handwork – Beginner and Intermediate
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.
Neuroscientific studies have shown knitting fosters improved cognitive functioning, sustained focus, careful planning, imaginative and practical thinking, resilience, and has therapeutic and self-regulating effects.
In this class, beginning students will learn and practice the basics of knitting, including casting on and casting off; intermediate students will practice the skills of purling and shaping. 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. 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.
Ages 6+, all levels, complete beginner to intermediate/ advanced
Teacher: Elizabeth Seward
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Class minimum: 6 students