Learn to knit purl, or teach it to your kiddos. Today I show you how to knit purl and tell you a little rhyme I used with Class One in my Waldorf Handwork Teacher life. The Rhyme: Into the cave Poor purl is stuck Wrap around, pull her out Seal the cave shut Below is… Continue reading Purl Knitting, Waldorf Styles
Waldorf Handwork 4 reasons why children need it. Today I discuss why I think Handwork is fundamental to a well rounded, holistic education. The four reasons I mention are…… It builds RESILIENCE It encourages PROBLEM SOLVING It encourages COMMUNITY BUILDING and it helps children BUILD A CONNECTION WITH NATURE. Whether your children are in a… Continue reading Why Children Need Handwork
In this most recent video I show you how to cast off and sew up your gnome. I also wanted to just write a wee thing about how great knitting is for teaching number concepts. Children using their times tables, addition and subtraction and multiple other skills while knitting. It’s a really practical engagement way… Continue reading Educational musings and casting off your knitting
Kia Ora, Today we knit! I’m gonna share with you a few stories and rhymes to really help you and/or your children pick up the wonderful skill of knitting. Traditional taught in Waldorf schools in class one, Knitting is not just for fun. It’s great for developing those fine motor skills, introducing math concepts, gives… Continue reading
How to finger knit two ways! Today I am showing you how to make a loop to start your knitting AND to finger knit two different ways. This is the peeerfect activity to teach your child. In this tutorial I also share the little story I tell the children as I’m teaching this. Let me… Continue reading Finger Knitting Tutorial, Waldorf Crafts
A short answer to this can be found in the Ol’ About Page, but I shall attempt to answer this question in more detail. As this is the first blog post, it only seems fitting to introduce myself and explain why I am bringing Mystic Discoveries into existence. My name is Amanda, and ever since… Continue reading Who am I and What am I Doing Here?