It might be somewhat surprising, but my son’s pre-school classroom at the Google Childcare Center doesn’t have computers for the children’s use. Instead, (and among many other awesome features, like a real woodworking station) they have a sewing station, with two regular sewing machines, an iron, fabric cutting table with a large Olfa mat, and a child-size dress form. Overall, it’s pretty much comparable to my own sewing workroom! Actually, I don’t even have a table for my Olfa mat–I cut on the bed or floor–so their set-up is better!
Today, the teachers sent us videos of the kids practicing with the sewing machines, investigating thread colors in the spool and bobbin, and testing out the various stitches (unfortunately, I can’t share those outside of our classroom community, but trust me it was cute!). It’s incredible to see girls and boys learning this great art at such a young age–the same age I began sewing.
My own child has not shown much interest in sewing (yet!); instead, he’s been hanging out at the woodworking station, sanding blocks of wood. And that’s pretty cool, too.