Different Scissors for Little Hands


  Children who need help  learning to cut with scissors may benefit from alternative scissors.  My very favorite of the four scissors shown here are the blue “loop scissors” on the bottom row.  They come in smaller pairs with either blunt ends or sharp ends depending on the age of the child.  They allow a child to use either hand, provide an easy tool for our lefties, and the use of a whole hand motion instead of fingers.  The least favorite is the top right pair with tiny blades which are dull even when new.   The remaining two pair have spring action enabling the scissors to open on their own. The rabbit scissors are made for dying eggs but provide nice practice for the open and close motions needed for scissor usage. Before letting a child become frustrated with scissor skills, why not try an alternative pair ordered from www.therapro.com or www.pfot.com (pocket full of therapy)! Do you have favorite alternative tools for teaching scissor useage?

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