I'm not sure if this is the right forum to put this, but it seems like something homeschoolers, especially waldorf-y homeschoolers would know, so I'll try here first.
My homeschooling (does it even count at this stage?) 2.5 year old has pretty good fine motor control for her age, but she is really really interested in learning how to knit or crochet or sew or really do anything crafty that I do. Unsurprisingly, her skills are no where near where I can even begin to teach her how to do a chain stitch. So what can I do to encourage her to develop the necessary skills to do yarn work, or to meet that desire for her development?
She'll be getting some sewing cards for Yule and she already knows how to string very large beads. I've also tried to teach her to braid with pipe cleaners, but that didn't work out too well.