Ethan: What are you doing mommy?
Me: I’m cutting paper, do you want to help?
Ethan: No, puputol yan e, sisira.
Me: Do you want to cut paper?
So I gave him the cutting practice activity that I printed before and it seems that he enjoyed it.
I realized that maybe this is the best time to practice his cutting skills. I admit that I don’t allow him to use scissors because I don’t want him to cut anything or to hurt himself. I posted two years ago that my son cut our bed sheet and I don’t want that to happen again. See my post here.
All his assignments or projects that need cutting, I do it for him. He can do the pasting but not the cutting. But I know that he needs to learn to cut because next year, he will be in Grade 1 so he needs to be independent.
Little did I know that scissor cutting is very essential in preschool activities and it is considered pre-handwriting skills. Kaya pala ang ganda ganda ng sulat ng anak ko. lol I wish I knew this before so wala ng comment ang teacher na “practice writing”.
I've read that 2 years old can start cutting paper. According to ot-mom-learning-activities.com “Scissor cutting, with a proper scissor grasp, will give these fingers (the thumb, forefinger and middle finger) lots of practice in working together, and will strengthen your child’s hand muscles. This will help to improve fine motor skills and to develop the correct pencil grasp for good handwriting”
|Naubusan ng yellow ink, iba na kulay ng pumpkin. lol|
I search for more cutting practice worksheets and printed it so he has something to do this sembreak. So far, he can cut straight lines, zigzag and curved lines. From now on, we will cut more papers.
Note: I always used scratch paper to print worksheets. I also gave him plastic so he can clean his mess.
Click here to check the free cutting practice worksheets.