Friday, December 10, 2010

Little Scissors for Small Hands

This scissors is small, but this kindergarten student's hands are even smaller.  Plus, the student has difficulty with opening (say "Ah") and closing the scissors even with the help of the springy loop.  So, one or two little snips are made and then the scissors turns into a plow as the students forces the blades through the paper.  (Note to self--use thicker paper.)
To make matters trickier, the blades of the scissors are very sharp. Scissor practice is going to be conducted with an adult sitting right next to the student.
Finally, the student pronates the forearm when cutting, so we need to keep a finger or two on the wrist to facilitate a neutral wrist position.  Yet, we need to try not to help too much.

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