Most of kids love to cut with scissors. They are very excited about the results they create, the action, and the fact that they are using a tool that is often off limits! Parents usually approach this skill with trepidation. We present scissors at about 35 months. Usually preschoolers have never had scissors in their hands and when you are not quite three, it can be a challenge. Here are some simple items we incorporate into many different activities to help teach scissor skills.
Tongs in all kinds of play such as stacking blocks
- Use an eye dropper to paint and play in water
- Use a hole punch for crafts and paper play
- Clip clothes pins or kitchen clips to the edge of a container