Monday, August 31, 2015

Teaching the Next Generation

I have very fond memories of being taught to sew by my mom and my grandmother. When my granddaughter was 2 and showed interest in learning to sew I taught her how to handle a needle and thread.
Likewise, my husband, who is a 3rd generation carpenter and taught my son about woodworking, has begun his journey of teaching our 6 year old grandson about crafting things from wood.

Working from a drawing that Micah made of a birdhouse, they figured out the dimensions of each piece and began turning his picture into reality. It will be years before he will be able to handle power tools on his own but he learned that he could use his love of Math in grandpa’s wood shop. 


building a birdhouse with a 6 year old



building a birdhouse with a 6 year old

Just as I taught Kyla that the pointed end of the needle can hurt her, Micah learned about having a healthy respect for sharp tools that create beautiful things.

In the end, 3 generations came together to create a birdhouse which will soon hang in Micah's great grandma's backyard. 

building a birdhouse with a 6 year old

building a birdhouse with a 6 year old

building a birdhouse with a 6 year old

building a birdhouse with a 6 year old

building a birdhouse with a 6 year old

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