When you think of all the skills your daughter or son will develop during early childhood, what comes to mind? You might think of language skills and social-emotional skills, but are scissor skills on your list?
Cutting with scissors is an important skill that develops fine-motor control, hand strength, hand-eye coordination, and more. Using scissors strengthens the muscles that are used for gripping items like paintbrushes and spoons and, later, for writing legibly.
The latest KidArtLit delivery includes two pairs of high-quality safety scissors and a variety of process-based art activities to help your child or children develop cutting skills in a supportive and fun way. (YOU CAN BUY A BOX FOR YOUR FAMILY HERE.)
To help you extend this practice and go beyond the box, we've rounded up our TEN favorite resources for teaching kids scissors skills. Get started with this article from Mama OT that lists 35 tips and then dig into these sensory activities and free printables.
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