Is it age appropriate to incorporate scissors in the experiences for children under 2?

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ellieyang
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Is it age appropriate to incorporate scissors in the experiences for children under 2?

Post by ellieyang » Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:10 pm

Personally, I don't think children under 2 are capable of using scissors to cut papers, but our director insist they can do it. :wtf:


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Re: Is it age appropriate to incorporate scissors in the experiences for children under 2?

Post by Butterflyblue » Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:56 pm

Hi ellieyang,

Plastic or safety scissors are the best option age appropriate option. They won't get hurt and can still have the experiences

Try soft things like play dough, cooked pasta etc to cut first so they can learn how to manipulate a scissor, strengthen hands and develop dexterity and fine motor skills. Paper can be difficult to cut, are the 2 year olds able to cut it?

Just be careful if the scissors have a sharpened blade, especially if the kids are still putting things in their mouths!

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Re: Is it age appropriate to incorporate scissors in the experiences for children under 2?

Post by caitlin181999 » Sat May 22, 2021 5:24 pm

I think as long as you closely supervise the experience and teach the children the rules with scissors (ie they're for cutting, the scissors stay at the table ect) then it should be alright.

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