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School Knitting Kits

$6.00

***Please note that the school knitting kits are not available to be purchased through the website - click on the enquire button below and this will prompt you to send an e-mail with your order details and postal address.  An invoice for payment including postage is issued with the order.  

Kit contents:

  • 1 x ball wool (35g)
  • basic instructions
  • 4mm bamboo knitting needles
  • measuring tape
  • sewing needle.

Also available Master Instruction book & 3 patterns can be purchased separately.

Learning how to knit has historically been an important hand-skill for New Zealand children that at surface value provided a means of crafting clothing or other items, but the underlying benefits were entirely cognitive. The left and right hand is required to perform different functions hence this action 'awakens' the correlating parts of the brain, concentration and focus is required to learn and follow the 4-step sequence of 'through' 'round ' back' 'off', then repeat this enough times to imbed the learning until it becomes a sub-conscious action.

Children who learn to knit go on a journey of experiences including patience, perseverance, problem-solving, acceptance and pride. They receive a huge sense of personal satisfaction and a boost to their self-esteem. They learn the importance of fixing mistakes in the moment and understanding that mistakes don't usually go away!

There is a huge amount of research that has studied the direct correlation between learning a fine motor skill such as knitting, and the benefits to numeracy and literacy skills.

Shipping:

$7.00 flat-rate, with the exception of the School Knitting Box which is $7.00 freight per box.

Allow 3-5 working days to NZ metro areas, or allow up to 7 working days to NZ rural postal areas.

We currently ship within NZ as well as internationally with a quote supplied for international postage.

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