Learning to use scissors can be challenging for kids. Paper is filmsy and can be difficult for kids to hold them and cut. Using Playdough is a great way to develop early scissor skills. Its much easier than paper and encourages kids to keep trying – boosts their confidence.👍
What you need
- Kids safety scissors
- Roll out the playdough into long strips.
- Let your LOs cut them into small pieces using the scissors.
I would recommend using plastic safety scissors for toddlers. Its not sharp, doesnt hurt hands and cuts just paper and few soft materials like Playdough. Miss A(3 yrs) has been using scissors for a while now. She started practicing scissor skills by cutting construction paper – She got a hold of it after few try’s. Miss D(23 months) hasnt tried cutting anything other than our Hair Cutting Sticks. Shes knows to hold her scissors pretty well now but doesnt generally get a hold of the construction paper and gets easily frustrated. When i gave her Playdough strips to cut, she was so happy because she was able to do it. You could also let your kids roll out the Playdough into strips. It’s more fun and adds to sensory & imaginative play while working on fine motor skills. 😀