2nd & 3rd Grades - Handwork

Second and third grades have almost finished their handsome horses and nimble gnomes! They are justifiably proud of their fine work.

Did you know there are hidden gifts to be found within the children's experience with handwork in Waldorf schools? Current research shows a connection between fine motor skills and brain development. Knitting and crocheting involve using both sides of the brain. Eye tracking and numeracy are exercised. Eye tracking directly develops and strengthens a child's reading skills. Number skills are essential to all types of handwork and regularly reinforce math within a practical context. Children find a self reliance through handwork as well as creative and, artistic, and expressive opportunities. There is much more to handwork than meets the eye!

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Morgan Branson
Morgan Branson
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