What is it about sewing that we get really excited? Children love to sew, and we, as educators, get a wealth of skills integrated into one activity. Activities such as sewing help young children develop manual dexterity and manipulative skills. By using their hands, children more fully integrate learning experiences. Weaving, sewing, lacing and other kinds of handwork extend the benefits of Practical Life work (Montessori term for everyday skills) for the older child. Children will continue to develop fine motor skills and concentration, while building self-confidence with successful experiences.