Reasons to Teach Your Children Needlework
By Helen Reimer


If you enjoy any sort of needlework; most likely your children will be eager to pick up the hobby as well. Whether it be crocheting, knitting, sewing, embroidery, cross-stitching, or any other type of needlework, they will want to learn too.

It may take time out of your schedule but there are many benefits to teaching and allowing your children to join you in your favorite hobby.

First and foremost it will be a great way to spend some quality time with your son or daughter. (Yes boys can work with yarn too!)

Once the basics of the art is mastered, whether it be crocheting, knitting, sewing, or any type of needlework it is very relaxing, even to the youngsters. These hobbies will always be there for them and help them to relax in any troubled situation.

It can be a great asset for when the child becomes a teen as this is usually a time when there are many differences between the parent and the child. Any kind of needlework which you share can help to eliminate differences, tensions, and arguments, and bring you closer together.

Next it will keep them from watching so much television or playing video games. It could also save you money on snacks, as that usually goes hand in hand with television. This will result in more active and healthier children, as junk food causes obesity, and other health problems, and deprives the youngsters of energy. Plus too much television is bad for the eyes and mind! Needlework on the other hand is good for the mind as it keeps the mind busy.

Engaging children in needlework is a great way to keep them from being bored and occupy them for hours! It's very cheap too, especially when comparing it to other activities which they may enjoy. Young children or teens won't be able to work as fast and therefore one project will keep them busy for a while, thus saving you money.

It's a safe activity which will keep them off the street and at home, and they can always invite their friends over to join them!

They can put together a crochet, knitting, embroidery or sewing club and get together once a week and either make stuff for themselves or donate to charity.

Whatever they choose to do with the finished items it will always give them a sense of accomplishment whenever a project is finished.

And whatever type of needlework you teach them will be with them forever. Perhaps they will learn to love it so much that they one day will make a living with it.

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