There are many art mediums through which young children can learn to express themselves. An often over-looked one is sewing. Learning to control yarn and how to creatively use it to express themselves can be a rewarding experience for preschoolers.
Children aged 3-5, are at a great age to begin learning how to string or sew such simple things as necklaces, bracelets, wallets, plastic shapes, ornaments, wall decorations and more.
Besides creating something both beautiful and useful, sewing and stringing can also be useful pursuits for young children to develop important skills.
Before preschoolers can master the art of writing they must first learn to control their small finger muscles. Sewing or stringing can also help young children develop important eye-hand coordination skills.
Planning, deciding to create something balanced or free form are all pursuits that help children learn to solve problems and develop thinking skills. Freely experimenting and observing results teaches children cause and effect. We all want our children to be good at making choices and solving problems. The preschool years are wonderful year to all them the freedom to make mistakes and learn from them.
Whether stringing beads or sewing on burlap, children are involved in beginning math pursuits. As children, gradually develop their sewing and stringing skills, so will they be developing their knowledge of patterning, one-to-one correspondence, counting and symmetry.
New! Pre-K Sewing Program For 3's, 4's and 5's
Rye Presbyterian Nursery School
882 Boston Post Road, Rye NY 10580
Teacher: Traci Fiore
Dates: 8 days in this class
Tuesdays from 2:50pm - 3:35pm
Oct 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th,
Nov 10th, 17th
Dec 1st and 8th.
Price: $200 ( paypal check out)