Knitting Before Homework

If only I’d known these things 50 years ago when I began teaching.  Evidently at the Waldorf schools, children are taught to knit before they’re taught to read.

http://www.wbez.org/series/front-center/first-grade-knitting-and-stories-are-focus-not-phonics-99638

Have any of you had experience with this?  It makes sense to me, but I’ve never seen it in action.  I learned to read at age 5, then learned to knit at age 8.

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