The finished outfit, made from Papa's old
pajamas, and a new beaded necklace to go
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Math & Making Moment: Sewing Edition
My daughter, who is six years old, loves to sew and has taught herself most of what she knows. She is, however, so fiercely independent in her learning that it has been quite difficult to give her new information or coaching when it's clear she needs it to move forward. Today, however, we had a breakthrough!
I left her alone to cut the fabric and went off to do other things. I came back about 10 minutes later to find that she really hadn't made the leap from measuring the doll to measuring the fabric. This was a great opportunity to walk her through the concepts of length and width again. When the pieces were cut to the right size, the finished product went together easily!