Before learning to knit, I treat the children to a story. The story sets the stage for their knitting skills, puts them in a listening place, and allows for a “sleeping.” In other words, they take in information from the story, let it rest for a day or two, and then we proceed with knitting.
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To make one pair of knitting needles:
~ one 1/2 inch wooden dowel to cut into 2 ten inch lengths
~ a bead for the top of each
~ a small chunk of beeswax and a cloth rag for […]
Waldorf education is about teaching out of universal, human principles, whatever the subject and an orderly Education of Head, Heart and Hands is central to these principles.
However, handwork and crafts are to have a specific task within the context of the curriculum, namely to awaken creative powers which would find fruitful and useful application in as […]Continue Reading →