Today we did a little activity with scissor cutting just so I could see where everyone was. So proud to say that almost all of my second year students were able to cut on the lines ( straight , zig zag and curvy ) without problem and PERFECTLY ! We dont really TEACH scissor cutting. We just provide lots of opportunity to strengthen those fine motor skills and hand to eye contact so that it becomes easy for them. Scissors are out all the time. Yes, real ones. They are small but they are not safety scissors. Have you ever tried cutting with safety scissors ? Its almost as frustrating as getting those little zip ties off the toys at Christmas. What can you do to help your child become a cutting expert ? Thanks for asking . According to teachpreschool.org :
Let preschoolers cut scraps of paper
Set out some old newspapers or left over scraps of paper and just let students cut. Preschoolers need time to build their fine motor skills and this is a terrific way to encourage cutting practice.