Earth Day Scissoring. Scissoring is an important skill! In order to use scissors correctly, children need sufficient finger and hand strength and stability, sufficient development of the hand arches, hand–eye coordination, bilateral integration skills (using both hands together) and the ability to cross the midline. All of these same skills also contribute to the development of handwriting so they are of particular importance during Preschool and Kindergarten.
And by scissoring and gluing letters in order, proper spelling is reinforced, all the while honing fine motor skills. Brilliant! Reinforce the importance of Earth Day by having your students scissor and glue posters and/or cards. Remember, keep your thumb up while scissoring!
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