Weaving for Kids

Weaving for Kids

In addition to being fun, weaving provides some unique and often overlooked benefits to children of all ages.

Manipulating the yarn and shuttle activates and develops a child’s eye / hand coordination as well as their fine motor skills.

Depending on the project, the use of different colors can be an introduction to color theory.

Weaving projects stimulate critical thinking skills as the child first understands a set of instructions and then processes the steps necessary to finish a project. Likewise, prior planning and understanding that actions have consequences are all experienced when crafting.

Understanding and interpreting a weaving draft develops and fosters pattern recognition, math skills as well as a child’s ability to visualize something not yet created.

Patience and resilience are key elements of any craft project.  Weaving projects take time to plan, organize and complete.  In addition, crafting is a safe environment in which one makes mistakes and then finds the best path to correct them.

Creativity can be fostered as the child realizes that there is often more than one “correct” way to do something.  Colors can be substituted, patterns can be “customized” and what starts out as placemats can easily transform into a scarf.

Finally, self-esteem and a sense of accomplishment are achieved when a weaving project is completed.

Please feel free to call us if you need any assistance selecting just the right weaving project for that special child in your life.