The Thread of Life (Atelier Approach, II-E).

The Thread of Life (Atelier Approach, II-E).

Weaving is a traditional art. The weaving engagement brought children of SC II-E together in a collaborative learning activity and provided a unique experience that ignited their curiosity and imagination. We reused cardboard boxes for our simple looms known as “cardboard looms”. They’re very sturdy, yet easy to cut with a pair of strong scissors. The children paid close attention to the procedure. They had to wrap the string around the nails and tie it off so it wouldn’t slip. The enthusiasm to learn was commendable. They had to concentrate while weaving: over-under and then back again the opposite way for the following row.

This also greatly increased their ability to focus and lengthened their attention span. Hence, the time spent in learning is never a waste. This is the design card. It is designed to weave fabrics of intricate design and the control mechanism of such looms makes use of cards with holes punched in them.

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