Cutting skills require bilateral coordination, body and shoulder stability, eye hand coordination, sensation and dexterity.
To help your child develop these skills consider these activities at home while playing.
- Squeeze a squirt bottle to clean plants, clean chalk board
- Allow your child to rip pieces of paper
- Play with hand puppets
- Practice sign language
- Use salad tongs, tweezers, or Bubble scissors (Available through Integrations) to pick up cotton balls, blocks, beans or other small objects.
- Use paper punches to make designs on paper.
Remember that before a child can cut out a design they first need to be able to:
- Open and close scissors
- “Snip” paper
- Cut a piece of paper in half
- Cut on a straight line
- Change directions while cutting
- Cut on a curved line
- Cut out a circle
- Cut a combination of curves and straight lines
Remember to keep scissors out of reach of children unless supervised. If you have any questions please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.