The Ultimate Guide to Scissor Skills

This is an old blog post that has been recovered to bring you: Today, I’ve got for you the Ultimate Guide to Scissor Skills! You’ll want to go to this blog post on Scissor Skills for all of our best tips, strategies, and supports to promote use of scissors, including how to hold scissors, how to snip with scissors, and which scissors are the best for kids. You’ll find all of that information in one place!

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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:
Ultimate guide to scissor skill use including fine and gross motor considerations, sensory processing considerations, scissor use development, and Occupational Therapist approved tips and tricks to help kids learn to use scissors and cut on the lines.
 
 
 
Ultimate guide to scissor skill use including fine and gross motor considerations, sensory processing considerations, scissor use development, and Occupational Therapist approved tips and tricks to help kids learn to use scissors and cut on the lines.
 
 
 
    



 
 
 attention behavior and scissor skills
 
 

Looking for more ways to work on scissor skills? Try these creative tips and tricks: