Improve patience, eye-hand coordination ... You can not imagine the amount of benefits knitting has for children . Do not think it is a 'grandmothers' task. Weaving is no longer something exclusive to the elderly. Many fathers and mothers use this activity as a fabulous anti-stress therapy. We expla
Improve patience, eye-hand coordination ... You can not imagine the amount of benefits knitting has for children. Do not think it is a 'grandmothers' task. Weaving is no longer something exclusive to the elderly. Many fathers and mothers use this activity as a fabulous anti-stress therapy.
We explain why you should teach your child how to weave. After an interview with Professor Lauren Drake, who decided to include sewing needles in her class to collaborate with a charitable cause, we have collected 7 the 7 benefits of knitting for children. Here you have them. 7 benefits of knitting for children that you should keep in mind Traba 1. Work patience:
At first knitting helps to have patience. After learning the basics, it starts to be very relaxing, meditative and simple. It improves the patience of the children in two aspects: En - First of all, when the children are starting there is always something that goes wrong, which in many cases forces them to start over, even on several occasions. However, projects are often interesting and children have sufficient motivation to overcome these difficulties, which translates into an improvement in patience. Y - And second, it takes a long time to make a piece, so that when children see their finished garment after several hours of work their patience is rewarded. Ayuda 2. It helps to improve relations with other children:
There is a social component, since the most advanced weavers can help beginners and can talk quietly to the same that is woven. Among friends, they can be taught, and they can weave together. It is also a good idea for relatives close to the child to teach you how to weave. An ideal way to strengthen the bond. Mejo 3. Improves creativity: Knitting inspires a lot of creativity, because children can not only choose the piece they want to knit (hat, scarf, etc.), but also choose the wool and the types of stitches. Conse 4. Achievement:
The children feel a great satisfaction to see their garment grow and also feel a great satisfaction to see that they have created something themselves. In addition, they can give away what they weave to someone in their family, friends or donate it to a charitable cause.
5. Develop motor skills:
Weaving helps develop motor skills, especially fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination. 6. It is good for math:
It is an activity that also helps with math, since children have to count the points they make and follow patterns. Mejo 7. Improve concentration: Help to be focused on the present and have your attention focused on not losing the points and interlacing the thread correctly.
From what age can children weave and what values do they convey? Professor Lauren Drake decided to take advantage of recess
and start teaching how to weave high school students who voluntarily wanted to collaborate with an NGO (KnitAid) that sends clothes to refugee camps around the world. But it is an activity that can benefit much smaller children. In fact,
she taught her 8-year-old cousin te to knit and did not have any kind of problem. There are even children who have been interested in crochet since 6 or 7 years.In addition, weave
also transmits values to children.At the level of the classroom, it transmits values because students have the opportunity to help each other and knit something collaboratively. Outside the classroom, the woven pieces can be donated, or you can try to knit your child to give clothes to their loved ones. You inspire gratitude and kindness in this way.
Source: Interview with Lauren Drake,
International Baccalaureate teacher in the educational group Brains International School and responsible for the Knit Aid project