Teaching Kids to Crochet and Knit: Why Waldorf Schools Incorporate Crafting into their Curriculum

teachkids-knitcrochet-600x554“The beautiful thing about teaching handwork, as part of the Waldorf program, is that it’s integrated into the curriculum. Unlike many other public schools, where “arts and crafts” are treated as a separate component (largely disconnected from the rest of the curriculum), Waldorf schools tie crafting in with everything else the kids are learning. For example, Kristen’s eighth graders are learning about the Industrial Revolution at the same time as they’re learning how to use a sewing machine.”

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