Handwork Curriculum

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Do you need help with teaching handwork? Are you a new teacher, or an experienced teacher who wants to explore more? A homeschooler? Offering after-school enrichment? Do you wonder why handwork is so important? Do you want help setting realistic and developmentally appropriate goals? Do you need help understanding and following patterns?

Handwork will offer a balance to academic learning. Children see tangible results of their success and the rhythmical, repetitive, movements will provide a respite from everyday challenges and troubles children might experience. Three-dimensional thinking and problem- solving, perseverance, and focus will strengthen the foundations for academic excellence.

We will help you and guide you in selecting appropriate projects; setting the students up for success; pacing your teaching; staying ahead of the skills you will be teaching and so much more! We provide background information on child development and the foundations of the handwork curriculum; grade-level patterns accompanied by step-by-step videos; teaching strategies; and practical tips on managing time, resources, and expectations which will support you in your teaching all year long. 

Learn from Elizabeth and Shellie with 50+ years of combined successful – and joyful – experience teaching Waldorf-informed handwork in public, private, and homeschool settings. We also offer online skills courses and professional development, as well as a two-year handwork teacher training program.

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1st grade curriculum

  • How-to videos set you up for success. Everything you need from casting on to casting off and problem solving.

  • 16 handwork projects - including seasonal and extra projects - to carry the handwork curriculum through the whole school year.

  • Detailed, step by step videos for each skill and project.

  •  50+ pages of in depth teaching guidance.

  • Stories, verses, and songs to sing together.

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2nd grade curriculum

  • Designed to meet a wide variety of skill levels from very beginning knitting to advanced 2nd grade and beginner crochet.

  • How-to videos set you up for success. Everything you need from casting on to knitting, purling, and problem solving.

  • 21 handwork projects - including seasonal and extra projects - to carry the handwork curriculum through the whole school year.

  • Detailed, step by step videos for each skill and project.

  • 50+ pages of in depth teaching guidance.

  • Stories, verses, and songs to sing together.