|montessori school where children are given a choice where to work, on |
small furniture or the floor - whichever is most comfortable to each child
When very young children use adult furniture they often cannot get comfortable. Their feet don’t reach the floor; their arms are propped up at uncomfortable angles.
|a mom sets up a machine sewing space using child size furniture|
In my experience they squirm and wiggle throughout even a 1 hour long sewing session trying to find a comfortable position for their arms and legs; they try kneeling on the chair or sitting on one folded leg while the other dangles, both positions can put little legs to sleep pretty quickly – not very conducive to a fun learning experience is it?
|a children's painting space that could easily be made over for hand sewing|
When all else fails many will end up standing at the table to work, or try to sew in their laps. Think about making your child as comfortable as possible when you sew together.
Where does your child sew?
Till we meet again!
© Sue Frelick, August 2011