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How To Teach a Preschooler To Cut With Scissors

Watch more Toddler Training videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Got an artistic kid? Help your child learn how to wield scissors safely and creatively with the tips in this Howcast video. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Warning Always supervise your child when they're using scissors. Teach them how to close them and put them away when they're finished. Step 1: Supervise your child Choose plastic scissors that are sized to fit comfortably in your child's hand. They should have dull, rounded edges. Tip If your child is left-handed, you may want them to learn with left-handed safety scissors. Step 2: Hold the scissors Hold them so they can see where their fingers go: thumb in the front hole, index and middle fingers in the back hole, ring finger and pinky on the outside for support. Then help them put their fingers in the right spots. Step 3: Demonstrate Now demonstrate the cutting motion. Explain that when they bring their fingers apart, the scissors open, and when they bring them back together, the scissors close. Have them hone their skills on easy-to-cut objects that don't require precision, such as a thin layer of play clay, or plastic straws. Step 4: Start cutting paper Once they're handling scissors with ease, they can move on to paper. Start with card stock, which is firmer than other paper. Tip Let your child practice on the subscription cards from magazines and other scrap paper. Step 5: Cutting straight lines Finally, draw dotted lines on construction paper so they can learn how to cut straight lines. Move on to drawing wavy lines, or complete circles. Before you know it, they'll be craft experts. Did You Know? Did you know? Rock, paper, scissors isn't just a playground game. Each year players compete for over $10,000 in prizes at the World RPS Championship.
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