Around the age of 2, children begin learning the basic skills of threading and unthreading. Stitching the apple with its wooden worm firmly attached with a long rainbow ribbon, is great practice and great fun. It is 5 inches across and tall, 1/2 inch thick.
This apple is handmade by a local dad from old Walnut trees planted 150 years ago by homesteaders in Northern California. The trees were raised organically and were only cut down when they stopped producing fruit and needed to be replaced. The edges are burnished but there is no oil used on these, the wood is unoiled. USA.
Jasper, age 2, in photo above, knew just what to do with his Sewing Apple when it was given to him! It kept him busy while mom was preparing supper.
"Dear Sonya, Today we received the sewing apple, it is awesome, thank you for getting it to us so quickly!!! Thanks again, Sincerely, Charles, Fairfield, CA 9/8/05"
"My little one has really enjoyed threading the wooden worm in and out of the sticking apple. It is an excellent tool of enhancing motor skills and practical skills. Candace H. Hopkinsville KY 11/17/08"