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Is Your Child Fumbling With The Scissors? Here's What You Can Do!

Is Your Child Fumbling With The Scissors? Here's What You Can Do!
5y+
Fine Motor
Vision

So, you come home one day and find your little one playing with the scissors. You are terrified and even angry. But what should you do? Well, firstly, realize that children are inherently curious and therefore, they will try to use knives and scissors, which is actually quite normal for a child. Of course, they should avoid doing it without supervision. So, ideally, keep them away from their reach.

What you need to know 
At the same time, realize that children will have to learn cutting skills. Therefore, the best you can do is teach them. Start by telling them how important it is that they don’t use such sharp objects when you aren’t there. Then, be an example and teach them how to cut different, simple shapes or objects or packets of foods. There are child-safe scissors available that you can get for them.

Remember, they will have troubles cutting as they are still developing their visual-motor coordination skills. So, you might want to help them practice. Also, if your child is left-handed, make sure that you buy them scissors that are meant for left-handed people so that they learn better. Help them practice through colored cutouts and other cutting ideas.



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