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Paper cutting can be introduced to 2 year-olds and should be preceded by kneading play-doh or modeling clay, transferring, tonging, stringing beads, and tearing strips of paper. The direct aim of paper cutting is scissor safety and bilateral hand-eye coordination. Cutting with a scissors is an indirect preparation for handwriting.

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Tips for Teaching Scissor Cutting Skills

Teaching Kids How to Use Scissors

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5 Cutting Activities for Toddlers

Cutting practice

What a fun way to get some small motor practice early in the school year! Free Robot Worksheet - Handwriting Practice

Straws, shoelaces and fine motor skills in children. Create patterns while practicing fine-motor skills

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DIY Montessori Fine Motor Activities

Fun fine motor activities for kids.

Q-Tip Letter Painting (Preschool, Kindergarten Activity)--great for teaching pencil grip, fine motor skill practice. Makes writing letters more than just practice--make it an art project!

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3-5 Years

This is amazing! Tons of educational activities for all ages - especially young ones. I love this!

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Playdough Learning: Prewriting for Toddlers

hand strengthening, fine motor and letter practice in one awesome activity for kids