Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Warm Winter Knits

A new Winter Class for Kidstreet is Warm Winter Knits, ages 10-14.  Taught by Emily Poole, the class starts with basic knitting instruction.  The end result is a wonderful scarf.  Its a perfect project to learn just in time for winter.

The benefits of teaching children to knit go beyond keeping his or her neck warm.  Here are some of the advantages of teaching a child to knit:

dexterity/hand-eye coordination
memory builder
math/counting skills
relaxation due to the repetitive and rhythmic movements
learning how to move beyond and fix mistakes
knowledge and skills that can be built upon into concrete accomplishments...scarf...hat...mittens...sweaters!

Emily wrote a post about this class on the Lillstreet Textiles Blog...read it and see some of her other knitting projects...Warm Winter Knits Textiles Blog

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Warm Winter Knits

Articles on teaching kids to knit:
WBEZ article on knitting at the Waldorf School
University of Kentucky...Passing on Needlework Skills to Young People

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