DOWNLOAD ~ MY FIRST KNITTING PROJECT
In through the front door,
Around the back
Peep through the window,
And off jumps Jack!
In a Waldorf classroom knitting is introduced in the child's first year of school (6-7 years old). It is a lost art in many children (and adults I am sure!). Not only is it a great skill to have in the future, there are also many health benefits and it is an important developmental skill for young children.
"When children are younger, learning to knit helps them master a fine motor skill known as “crossing the midline”. This is an important developmental skill that connects the right and left brains and it’s required for overall coordination and everyday tasks such as writing, putting on socks or hitting a ball with a bat. Knitting, a craft done with both hands, helps children develop this ability" Lionbrand