If you’d like to build your preschooler’s fine motor skills, make sure that you don’t forget about helping them to cut with scissors.
WHY PRESCHOOLERS SHOULD CUT WITH SCISSORS
Learning how to cut with scissors helps build the small muscles in your child’s fingers, hands, and wrists, and helps develop bilateral coordination. These muscles are important in helping your child perform every day activities such as brushing their teeth, drawing, and getting dressed.
Your child will learn to cut with scissors by progressing through different stages. Children will typically start out holding scissors with two hands before learning how to hold them with one hand. After mastering how to hold scissors properly your child will begin to snip at paper, before eventually being able to cut a line.
5 ACTIVITIES TO HELP PRESCHOOLERS CUT WITH SCISSORS
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