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Using Scissors

Give your child lots of opportunities to use scissors.  Make sure they are appropriate for children to use and supervise will they are cutting.  Encourage them to hold them correctly in one hand.

Some ideas of activities which practise scissor skills

Draw a selection of lines for them to cut along
Cut playdough
Cut out magazines to create funny faces
You can get scissors with a range of edges which can be fun to experiment with

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