Learning to use scissors in a controlled way takes lots of
practice. Cutting on materials that are stiff and thick are easier
to cut than thin flimsy materials. For example, it is easier to snip
a plastic straw than a string. Card stock or construction paper is
easier to cut then thin tissue paper or regular paper.
Encourage your child to keep both thumbs in an upward position
when cutting. That is, the thumb on the scissor hand and the
thumb on the hand that is holding the paper or object should both
be facing upward, toward the ceiling.
Cutting straight lines
Look for scissors that have a large hole
to fit 2 fingers and a smaller thumb hole.
The index and middle fingers should be in
the large hole. Two fingers opposing the
thumb gives them more power for
contolling the scissors. The ring and
pinky fingers should be tucked into the
palm. Children's Fiskar scissors work
well for both right and left handed
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