Friday, October 21, 2011
Have you ever wondered why kids need to practice using scissors, other than to learn to be really safe that is? Children are taught to practice scissor skills or scissor cutting to strengthen hand muscles and coordination for later skills such as writing. Fine motor skills (those skills that involve the small muscle movements of his hands and fingers in coordination with his eyes) are developed through cut and paste activities. Be sure to practice scissor skills when your child is not tired. Choose a time of day when you and your child are relaxed. Some kids will ask for help if the task is too hard, so make sure you find scissor skills that are not too difficult. After all, the child needs the practice using scissors, not you. Check out this site for great ideas for scissor skill practice. Wow! School can be fun can’t it? Be sure to let your little one in on this secret.