Scissor Skills for Preschoolers (Part 1)
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Every preschool professional will have to, one day, introduce scissors to their students. And sometimes, that can go wrong. 

A lot of children can be scissor-happy. I mean, who would say no to cutting their own hair as a child?

However, if you do it the right way, teaching scissor skills to young kids can be, if not easy, quite fun.

And it all comes down to helping your students hone their fine-motor skills!

How can you do that?

Tune in now to find out.

Well then, what are you waiting for? Let's dive in!


Key Takeaways:

Teaching children scissor skills: Is it a challenge? (00:00)

Fine-motor skills and scissor skills (01:17)

Playdough is a great way to help kids develop their fine motor skills (02:00)

Make things fun and playful! (07:58)

Art activities that develop fine motor skills (10:07)

What if your students have to use two hands? (15:00)

Grab your FREE Fine Motor Skills Parent Handout (16:30)


Additional Resources:

- Visit our website to find tons of pre-K teaching resources here.

- Get my book “Teach Smarter: Literacy Strategies for Early Childhood Teachers”.

- Learn more about my exclusive mentorship program, “Teaching Trailblazers”.

- Learn how to teach your students scissor cutting skills here.

- Grab a free copy of the Fine Motor Skills Parent Handout here.

Elevating Early Childhood is an early education podcast dedicated to helping Pre-K, Preschool, and Kindergarten teachers teach better, save time, and live more.

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