Ep. 070 Eye-Hand Coordination; Teaching Crochet; Crochet dishcloths; Los Bagels; Give away

Welcome to Episode 70

Brainy Thing: 18:02       Redwood Curtain  31:02

What We’re Learning from Our Knitting:

Margaret learns a lot about teaching and learning by  teaching a beginner crochet to a group using the pattern of Simple Single Crochet Hat  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/simple-single-crochet-hat
by K T and the Squid  (  Katy Petersen.)  She and the class used  Valley Yarns aran (discontinued).
Catherine also was into crochet this time for her dishcloth swap group.   She learned some new techniques  with the Partly Sunny pattern (99 cents) by Stacey L W   Lee   Partly sunny   toots and momo designs.

BrainyThing

We hear the phrase Hand-eye coordination but why is that so important to us and our brains.  Margaret explores the topic.
OT Mom Learning Activities
Shirley Brice Heath   Journal of language and literacy journal of education

Redwood Curtain

For a small town, Arcata, CA has unexpected cultural diversity in it’s business.  Catherine shares information about Los Bagels, a Jewish-Mexican Bakery and how they unite the community with their dia de los muertos  or dia de muertos altar. 
In this episode of teaching your brain to knit, we explore why hand-eye coordination not only allows us to do all sorts of things with our hands (like knitting)  but also builds our brains;  Margaret shares insights gained by teaching a crochet class;  Catherine turns to crochet for her dishcloth swap;  Los Bagels celebrates the food and customs of two different cultures; and we have another book give-away.
website https://teachingyourbraintoknit.com/ for show notes, photos of our knitting and crochet projects, Behind the Redwood Curtain places and things and anything else we decide to post.

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