Over the past two weeks children have been introduced to and supported to weave and sew.
They started with a large grid that children were introduced to weaving with: they selected strips of fabric and carefully sustained interest, weaving it in and out of the grid to create a pattern. Many children showed interest and were able to access this independently once shown.
Next some children were introduced to sewing: they used large needles with huge eyes. This meant they were able to thread independently with more success. An adult helped to tie knots in the thread.
They selected pieces of card with holes ready made and practiced their hand-eye coordination to thread and sew the cotton and wool through the card.
Just look at the concentration on the children's faces!!!
Children were introduced to vocabulary such as weave, sew, needle, thread, fabric, knot.
We also notice that when we sit and concentrate while using our hands, lots of talk happens. A great opportunity for conversations.
Remember to have conversations with your child: conversations are when people take it in turns to speak and talk back and forth.
Leave lots of time for your child to process language and speak.
Rachel Keeling Nursery School
Bullard's Place, Morpeth Street, London, E2 0PS
Tel: 020 89805856
RACHEL KEELING IS PART OF THE RACHEL KEELING AND CHILDREN'S HOUSE NURSERY FEDERATION