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Re: Teaching "scissor skills?"

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The Cheevers (lazydog)
Mon, 29 Mar 1999 21:13:12 -0500

I used to teach preschool and some children had a terrible time with not
only scissors but other manipulative games and projects. Seeing these same
children later I do not see them doing much small motor skills. I think it's
important. It limits options if their hands have no "experience" with small
movements. Sorting items, cooking, all sorts of activities benefit from good
motor skills. I think they should practice not to say that's the only way
(as in coloring in the lines) but being able to call it as an option. Lisa
-----Original Message-----
From: Donna Janeczko <redhen>
To: lindacharlie <lindacharlie>;
Date: Monday, March 29, 1999 11:57 AM
Subject: Teaching "scissor skills?"

>The question of teaching "scissor skills" and "coloring in the lines" for
>preschool and Kindergarten children has come up lately in our family.
>Up front: my strong belief is that children will learn these things
>formal instruction when they are ready physically and developmentally and
>don't need formal instruction. However, I'd like to hear what the rest of
>you think, based on your teaching experience.
>'Trying to keep an open mind,
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