Today, I’ve got for you the Ultimate Guide to Scissor Skills!
Kids usually interact with a pair of scissors early on in age. Sometimes, they get the hang of cutting paper into shapes quite easily. Other times however, children have difficulty with cutting on lines, holding and rotating the paper, determining how to open/close the scissor blades, or how to even hold the scissors effectively.
This month in the Functional Skills for Kids series, I’m joining nine other Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists in discussing all things scissor skills. This is an ultimate guide to scissor skill development, fine and gross motor skills and sensory processing skills related to scissor use, tips for attention and behavior concerns, therapist-approved tips and tricks to build accuracy,
Read on for everything you need to know about teaching kids to use scissors: