Waldorf Knitting and Handwork – Beginner and Intermediate
(If you are not sure of your child’s level, please contact Elizabeth)
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.
This class will focus on mastering basic skills such as plain knitting, casting on, and casting off, and will introduce purling. Each student will make several small items, and achieve a level of comfort, mastery, and pride in their accomplishments. Children are always proud of their tangible successes, and this confidence spills over into other subjects. 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 cording, braiding, and other traditional textile skills.
Teacher: Elizabeth Seward
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Class minimum: 6 students