Developing Cutting Skills Stage 1-3 is a program for 3 to 6 year-olds focused on developing scissor and cutting skills
Developing Cutting Skills (Stages 1–3) is one of a series of two books created by occupational therapists and teachers to support the development of cutting skills in children between the ages of 3 and 6 at school or home. The activities target specific skills that will enable children to develop the coordination and motor skills required for cutting. Multiple opportunities to rehearse cutting skills are provided through simple, easy-to-use worksheets with clear instructions. The series outlines developmental milestones that can be useful for planning, assessment and creating individual education plans.
Developing cutting skills is part of a holistic approach to promoting a comprehensive foundation for academic success. From holding scissors to snipping and cutting along a line, this book features:
- Simple and easy to use, the resource targets scissor skills in early childhood and developmental manner
- Provides multiple opportunities to rehearse cutting skills
- Developmental milestone norms throughout the manual
This publication is mentioned within the ‘Whole School Literacy Strategy’ booklet on page 7.
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Creating texts - Handwriting - Developing a fluent, legible handwriting style, beginning with unjoined letters and moving to joined handwriting
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