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Sweater

Sweater

Have you noticed how your pre-schooler tries to copy everything you do? (Including some of the things you wish they wouldn’t?) If you, or a grandparent maybe, are already doing crafts like knitting or crocheting, there is a possibility that you have had to rescue a tangled ball of yarn or two after prying it from your child’s very determined hands. Your child’s excitement about trying new things does not always match the developmental stage of their fine motor skills. So any attempts to involve them in the actual yarn-crafting process could end in tears. (We’re not presuming anything about whose tears they are.)

Have you noticed how your pre-schooler tries to copy everything you do? (Including some of the things you wish they wouldn’t?) If you, or a grandparent maybe, are already doing crafts like knitting or crocheting, there is a possibility that you have had to rescue a tangled ball of yarn or two after prying it from your child’s very determined hands. Your child’s excitement about trying new things does not always match the developmental stage of their fine motor skills. So any attempts to involve them in the actual yarn-crafting process could end in tears. (We’re not presuming anything about whose tears they are.)

There are ways to get around that.

While you’re busy counting stitches, give your child a picture of your craft project, and let them try to recreate it with DUPLO bricks. It’s a fun way for kids to mimic grown-up behavior, train and experiment with colors and shapes and who knows, maybe they will come up with a new design for YOU to copy?

Watch the video for more DUPLO play ideas, and – as a bonus – you can download the pattern for the striped sweater in the video here.

LEGO Family