Starting Wednesday 15th January
Knitting has numerous benefits for children. It can
- help in the development of fine motor skills,
- increase the ability to concentrate and focus
- help with learning maths and spatial recognition
In addition it can play a huge part in a child’s emotional wellness – helping to reduce stress, induce relaxation and is a widely recognised form of mindful meditation. It is also a wonderfully creative and satisfying hobby with endless possibilities for the imagination.
If your child hasn’t knitted before then I estimate it takes roughly 6 weeks to cover the basics of knitting (casting on, knit and purl stitch, and casting off), provided it is practiced in between classes. You can either sign them up for 6 week, or for the whole term. Once they have learned to knit I will teach them more advanced techniques – increasing, decreasing and shaping.
Classes will start at 4.45 and run for 1 hour. They will be held at St Michael’s Church, Elmwood Road, W4 3DZ. I can collect the children from Grove Park Primary if they are at Aktiva after-school clubs. Please make sure I have the details and also give my details to Aktiva. They will need collecting promptly at 5.45.
Cost is £80 for a 6 week course (can start any week) or £110 for 10 weeks with the last class on Wednesday 1st April. There will be no class on Wed 19th February for half term, nor the following week (26th February) as I have a prior commitment. The last class will be Wed 1st April. The price will include up to 2 balls of yarn, needles, written notes and patterns. There is no age restriction on this. In my experience children who are keen to learn can do so from any age past around 6 or 7 years old.
Once children have completed the 6 week course they can continue to come to the club on an adhoc basis. The cost will be £12 per week.
I am fully CRB checked. For further info please ask. Class numbers are limited to 8 and I need at least 4 to cover my costs. Spaces will be allocated on first come basis. If you have booked and paid and the class is cancelled for any reason you will be informed as soon as possible and refunded in full.
If you would like to speak to me about this course please feel free to call me on 07976 274911.
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