I have discovered the greatest beginner scissors, but imagine my frustration when I can’t seem to find them anywhere on the internet. How is that possible? So instead of a picture I will give you my attempt at a description. Instead of having the two ends that your fingers go through, there is a spring loop so kids don’t have to figure out how to open and shut the scissors. If anyone finds these, please alert me so I can amend my post.
*still can’t find them on the web, but here is a not so great picture.
I know there are lots of different “training” scissors, but these have been far and away the best. They really helped Lily master cutting in a short amount of time and “graduate” to “big girl scissors.” I have also apparently decided to attempt the world record for the most annoying quotation marks in a paragraph (I am normally not this annoying with the quotation marks, don’t hold it against me, please come back).
So after your child is beginning to figure out this whole scissor thing, the key is to direct their new found love of cutting into something productive so as to avoid the cutting of things in the no-no category (bills, clothes, playmate’s hair). Here is where my real tip is: coupons.
I am a big coupon cutter, but there are a lot of useless coupons in the paper. So after I have finished cutting out what I want, I hand over the “left-overs” and let Lily go to town. She is occupied for awhile and as an added bonus has coupons to play “store” with (seriously I have a problem). As she gets better, I may promote her to main coupon cutter, but only after she goes through some serious coupon cutting boot camp. I take my coupon cutting very seriously .
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