Wednesday, November 19, 2008

works for me wednesday

This is my very first Works For Me Wednesday post! Yippee! I always find great tips and ideas from the list on Rocks In My Dryer, and now I finally feel like I have something worth sharing.

Preschool Scissor Practice
A wise woman (my mom...a pre-k teacher) once told me a great way to encourage scissor skills that not only builds confidence in the child but also recycles! You know all those reply cards for renewing subscriptions that are in and always falling out of the magazines you receive? Well, those annoying little cards are just perfect for those chubby little, scissor eager hands. All you need is:

those little postcard sized reply cards, a marker, and a ruler.

Draw thick lines across the length of the cards for the preschooler to cut.

Then, be brave...hand your little one a pair of safety scissors and let them have at it!


Because the cards are small they are the perfect size for little hands. Because the cards are thicker than paper they don't bend or flop around. Because the lines drawn are straight it strengthens those fine motor skill muscles. Because you let the preschooler cut up all of those reply cards it saves you from ripping them to shreds out of shear disgust because they fall into your lap every time you flip through your magazine wasting paper or spending money on scissor practice workbooks.

3 comments:

Adrienne said...

Uh oh ... I see cropped bangs (or crowns of heads) - he he!

Zoƫ said...

I love it. What a great idea!!

Morgan said...

I have a question. How do you get the words to be crossed out? I need to know for my blog. Thanks!