Easy Cutting Work
Cutting is a very important skill to master! It helps strengthen little hands to get them ready for handwriting.
-Being comfortable holding scissors
-Finding different ways to cut a paper
-cutting a straight line
-cutting curvy line
-cutting out shapes
-printable cutting sheets/paper with lines on it
-other cuttable materials
-Demonstrate how to carry and store scissors
-Explain that the blades are sharp and great care is needed when cutting
-Demonstrate how to hold the scissors and how to use them to cut the paper strip in one snip
-Continue cutting, allowing the pieces to fall into a basket.
-Help the child place their thumb and first two fingers into the handle of the scissors. -Encourage them to practice opening and closing the blades.
-Assist by moving the strip of paper between the blades.
-As they close the blades, the scissors cut the strip.