Learning to cut paper and handle scissors is something every preschooler must learn. The skill of cutting works on hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills, which are important for development.
We recently had the opportunity to give My First Scissors a try, along with a fun, cutting exercise books from Kumon called Let’s Cut Paper.
My First Scissors are great for little hands. The child does not have to put his or her thumb in a whole, which is great. And, since you squeeze to use them, they can be used with the right or left hand.
My almost 3 year old was so excited to give it a try. Let’s Cut Paper was easy to use and very colorful. She was excited to do more.
The scissors are really light and very easy to use. You place the paper between the blades, which are protected on all sides by some plastic, and then squeeze to cut.
The Kumon Let’s Cut Paper book has one project per page. The pages are thick, good quality and with instructions at the top and easy removal from the book to use. The colorful animals and scenes on the page were fun and each page has a different objective and continuously progressive. Throughout the book, skills are worked on with each project like cutting a straight line, cutting a curved line, and cutting pattern.
Overall, my daughter really enjoyed her Let’s Cut Paper book and her set of My First Scissors. She could easily hold them and operate them and loved the colorful pictures in the book.
We did have some issue getting our 2 year old to not point the scissors toward her hand and fingers while holding the paper but this would seem to be a usual issue and a matter of learning scissors work.
My 6 year old son tried out the scissors as well and liked how easy they were to hold and use as well as easily guide for the activities. I would say, overall, these were a hit.
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