Nowadays, along with taking care of children health, early childhood education is also a new method which people enjoy applying to help children grow up perfectly. Lessons or learning courses related to creation and activeness improvement is often encouraged and popularized more and more and brings a lot of positive results. Children not only are taught to singing, playing, drawing but also have the chances to try new activities which seem to suitable for adults such as karate, dancing, cooking and one of them is sewing.
Why should we teach children to sew?
It is sure that there will be a lot of people who have doubts about how a kid can start learning such a difficult lesson because he is too small to carry out that big task. The answer is that a child is totally able to sew well if he is taught properly and knowing to sew can bring a plenty of benefits to him incredibly. Sewing is a way to teach children about patience, concentration and carefulness and there virtues are extremely necessary for them when they get mature. It is also a great chance for them to express their endless imagination and creation directly. Besides, children can also get lots of fun and interest while making friends with fabric, colorful thread and taking part in sewing with their friends.
How to teach our children properly and effectively?
Before teaching our children to sew, it is crucial for us to realize whether it is the right time to do or not. If our kids show that they are eager and interested in sewing, this is a good signal for us to start teaching. If not, we should wait for the other occasion and spend time on motivating them until the best time comes.
Children should start their learning by getting familiar with essential materials and tools needed to sew first. Parents or teachers can let them to pick and take fabric, thread, pattern as well as see the different samples or products from sewing such as dress, shirts, towels and so on.
Because children begin to learn for the first time, you can let them practice hand sewing first then using the best sewing machine for beginner. During the teaching time, to not forget to warn our kids about the danger of the needles, scissors and observe them carefully to avoid negative situation.
There are two options for children to choose, the first one is sew anything they imagine or draw, the rest one is to follow available samples or instructions. It is recommended that whether the final products are bad or not, adults should not criticize children because these negative words can stop their creation and reduce their confidence. Instead of reproaching or criticizing, we should gently compliment and encourage our children so that they will be more passionate and interested in showing their talents.
Finally, at the end of each lesson, don’t forget to let children bring their products to their home, give to their friends, relatives use for the daily life so that they can be proud of what they did and eager to sew more and more products like that.