It might be somewhat surprising, but my son's pre-school classroom at the Google Childcare Center doesn't have computers for the children's use. Instead, (and among many other awesome features, like a real woodworking station) they have a sewing station, with two regular sewing machines, an iron, fabric cutting table with a large Olfa mat, and a child-size dress form. Overall, it's pretty much comparable to my own sewing workroom
! Actually, I don't even have a table for my Olfa mat--I cut on the bed or floor--so their set-up is better!
Today, the teachers sent us videos of the kids practicing with the sewing machines, investigating thread colors in the spool and bobbin, and testing out the various stitches (unfortunately, I can't share those outside of our classroom community, but trust me it was cute!). It's incredible to see girls and boys learning this great art at such a young age--the same age I began sewing.
My own child has not shown much interest in sewing (yet!); instead, he's been hanging out at the woodworking station, sanding blocks of wood. And that's pretty cool, too.
that is so cool!ReplyDelete
I love this!ReplyDelete
Wow! That is impressive! And, perhaps we're looking at an up and coming furniture designer?ReplyDelete
So cool! I've heard good things about Google childcare. But, I've also heard it was expensive. From what you describe in this post, you get what you pay for!ReplyDelete
Can I go to his pre-school???!!! That looks awesome!ReplyDelete