How knitting impacts children

Today we’ll show you the many values and benefits that knitting can give to the little ones at home. Knitting is an activity that develops many cognitive and physical skills, it improves concentration, and it helps them focus on goals— all while having fun!

We Are Knitters together with liliinthemoon hosted a small Kids Knitting Party with the “kings of the house” and our jaws dropped when we saw their ability to understand and absorb knowledge, along with their desire to learn and have fun, making knitting a game. We had a lot of fun with them, and we are sure that you will also have a great time at home! Ready? Let’s get started!

Is it good for their intellectual development?

From the outset, children don’t see knitting as a challenge, but as a game. They’re ready not just to learn, but also to have fun with this activity. In other words, mood is essential for encouraging socialization and developing relationships with other kids.

When knitting, kids exercise their motor coordination, learning to manage a lot of non-verbal information into a single act, from the texture of the fiber, its colors, the smell … to the handling of the needles, or the tension of the pattern or work. All this information will “force” them to concentrate and/or learn how to do it. Before you know it, the activity will reduce their stress and anxiety, giving them a sense of peace and wellbeing. After making it a habit, they will look for it in the not-too-distant future, making it into a hobby.

Additionally, knitting greatly improves their mathematical skills. Either knitting or crochet will build on their techniques in measuring, adding, multiplying, etc.

How can it develop their personality?

A knitting child is a happy child, and here we’ll show you just that. We can enhance their creativity in a very simple way. It’s as simple as having them participate at every point in the project— what kind of fiber we’ll choose, what stitch, what color, or what garment they would like to knit. Just give them some guidelines to follow, and they will surprise you

Knitting will teach values in a fun way that they can apply later in their own lives, such as perseverance, dedication, or patience. They will know what it is to set an objective for themselves and achieve their goals, elevating their self-esteem by seeing the garment they have made by themselves.

How does psychomotricity improve?

When we talk about psychomotricity in knitting, we’re referring to fine motor skills. This type of psychomotricity is present in our day to day activities—it’s what we use to eat, to get dressed, to walk…

Knitting is an activity that requires precision and a high level of hand-eye coordination.

From childhood, this type of activity improves our ability to coordinate between what we can see and what we can do. Here the brain also goes to work, in charge of coordinating all the information and expressing action.

Remember that we love seeing your work and your experiences. Don’t forget to tag us on your favorite social network with the hashtag #weareknitters. We can’t wait to see you!

 

Teaching kids to knit improves their psychomotor and mathematical abilities, in addition to developing social skills and reducing stress. A child that knits is a happy child.