Do you allow and encourage your preschooler to use scissors? Or do you think that your child is “too young to cut”? The truth is, a child who is following the appropriate developmental milestones should start cutting at the age of 2 years old.
The motion of cutting helps to build up tiny muscles of the hand, and these muscles will be used when your child learns to write, draw or hold onto things with a grip (think toothbrush, spoon, pulling up pants). Cutting also enhances the use of eye-hand coordination, which is a vital skill for activities such as throwing / catching a ball, zipping up a coat and even writing.
Here are some tips on how to get your child started on using scissors:
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