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Pre-Schoolers Learning to Sew Dolls Clothes part 2

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4 year old proudly shows off doll clothes we sewed together.

This post is a continuation of Pre-Schoolers Learning to Sew Dolls Clothes and can be adapted to other learning experiences.

This old No Non-cents Nanna knows when children are given the opportunity,along with the adults patience, they can do many things on the road to eventual independence.

What parts can a 4 year old ‘sew”?

  • Pick out the material and thread color.
  • Lay pieces of clothe on the doll to design the most beautiful dress in the whole world EVER!
  • Pick up the sewing machine bobbin off the floor when Nanna drops it.
  • Chose to make a skirt and top or a dress.
  • Choose to have the  doll wear  the leggings Nanna made from a sock even if Nanna  thinks- to her self – those legging  match the outfit too well.

Remember: this is the child’s project. It is NOT YOUR project to tell the child what to make… so, keep the choices to acceptable and safe limits.* READ MORE

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Pre-Schoolers Learning to Sew Dolls Clothes

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Yes, a pre-school child can begin to learn basic sewing skills by making dolls clothes.

If you sew or craft with tools in front of your child those tools you use become very curious items.

  • Most little ones will want to imitate what you do with those very same big very dangerous tools.

Don’t worry, This old No Non-cents Nanna does not turn a 4 year old loose with an electric sewing machine or sharp scissors.

Continue reading for where to start basic training for pre-schoolers to learn to “sew” and why. READ MORE

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Parents What Are the Kids Reading?

My son loved books at age 2.

My son loved to read books at age 2.

Times have changes from my youth where we read books with paper pages.

We have so many movies and role play games… you know the new fangeled games we only fantasized about when we read good book.

BTW: reading TEXT messages don’t count.

Quoting my self:

“Aren’t we all so busy these days driving from one after school activity to another. READ MORE

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