Between 3 and 4 years children begin to acquire increasingly complex manual skills, including the use of scissors. Learn how to trim with scissors is a further step in its development, but a giant step, since the use of this instrument requires maximum coordination between the brain and the hand. Achieve dominate them with some skill indicates that the child has reached a good level of manual dexterity. But like everything in children’s learning, the correct use of the scissors is a process. Young children still do not have the motor skills necessary to trim with scissors. If take scissors to a two-year-old boy most likely not know what to do with them. The training prior to trim with scissors is RIP with fingers large pieces of paper and go slowly doing with increasingly smaller roles, as well as separate fingers extruding roles. There are special scissors for children who start in their use.

They are plastic scissors blunt, that only cut paper and thin cardboard, but nothing more. It is a good form of exercise movement of the hand it can do damage. It must be taken into account that the scissors are a dangerous instrument because it has sharp parts. The caution should be maximum to avoid accidents. Around 3 years they begin to use rounded tip scissors. They are gradually gaining more dexterity and around four years are able to cut in a straight line. Then they will refine the cut and will shape the figures.

You’ll see that at the beginning they pick up the scissors with tense hands doing postures very strange (and almost always take out the language) until you get to dominate them. A good exercise to refine the use of scissors can be create collages with shapes cut out by children, trim magazines that do not already use, cut sheets of rubber eva (foam of colors) to do crafts or color drawings and then trim them. There are scissors for children very fun, with and without edge as for ages, with waveforms, peaks is important which are plastic and that its size is suitable for their small hands. And eye, as long as they use the scissors must be always supervised not do damage and because they have an amazing speed for cutting clothing and hair.

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