My Mistake

The Bean has been learning hand work.  She is very excited.  What she really wants is to learn to sew, knit and crochet.  But we are starting small.  Her fine motor dexterity is not fine enough for anything complicated yet. So, we started with sewing quilt squares, and weaving on our pot holder loom.

We got started, and I showed her how to thread up the loom and draw the hook through with the yarn weaving in and out.  And then, she started making mistakes!  I knew it was coming, and at first, I prompted her to fix it.  But I wasn’t enjoying that process, and neither was she.  Finally, I stopped insisting that each row be perfect and let her simply do it.

Two rows later, she was able to see that she had made a mistake.  She hadn’t been able to find the mistakes when I was the one finding them, but left alone for 2 rows, she found them.  I showed her how to correct it.  A few rows later, she was finding and fixing the mistakes herself.  By the time she was done, her rows were perfect.

Amazing that I thought I had to teach her.  She knew how to figure it out all by herself!  My mistake.

She also took the pictures.


3 thoughts on “My Mistake

  1. Very sweet! I haven’t started crafting with my oldest little one (3 1/2 years old) yet. Wonder if I should start thinking about it… I think I remember from the Little House books that Laura was knitting when she was four. Can that possibly be? Seems impossible.


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