Psychomotor development - Cutting Skills
Cutting gives young children independent movements of each finger. Cutting with scissors works on the separation of two sides of the hand and strengthens hand muscles. Bilateral coordination is also addressed when they have to hold the scissors in one hand and paper in the other. There are a lot of prerequisite skills that a student needs before they can be successful with scissors –hand coordination, hand strength, eye visual tracking skills and more. Therefore, we started cutting. For now, we've started with easier tasks because it takes time to develop these skills. Luckily, there are lots of interesting cutting activities. We started cutting by tracing different types of lines and cutting different 2D shapes out. One psychomotor skill has an impact and influence on the other one, so they are connected. We will try to cover even more difficult ones and our goal is to work on psychomotor development and to improve psychomotor skills during cutting-skills sessions.