Developing Cutting Skills Stage 1-3 is a program for 3 to 6 year-olds focused on developing scissor and cutting skills
This is a PDF version of Developing Cutting Skills – Step 1, 2 & 3. If you require the print version, click here.
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.
Developing Cutting Skills Milestones – Ages 3 – 6
A milestone sheet which identifies age based norms for developing cutting skills in children aged 3 to 6 years.
Over a period of several years, children progress through several steps when learning to cut with scissors. Step 1 – Children learn to hold scissors
The Development of Appropriate Pencil Grip and Drawing Skills – Ages 1 – 6
These milestone and information sheets identify the age-related milestones for hand function, pencil grip (grasp) and drawing skills in children aged 1 to 6 years. They present images of good and NOT good pencil grip and also outline hints for making a good pencil grip easier.
When children first begin to draw using crayons, pencils or brushes they use a dagger grasp. In a natural developmental sequence, they will hold the
Which Paper and Pencils to use with Early Writers?
A fact sheet which identifies a methodical stage-based sequence to identifying the types of paper and pencils to use with early writers.
This download includes: Paper choice guide Which pencils to choose 24mm spaced lined paper template 18mm spaced lined paper template 24mm dotted thirds template 24mm
PLD’s 2020 Whole School Literacy Plan
The document outlines how to implement PLD’s literacy, Movement and Motor and Oral Language resources during the Early Years, Foundation, Year 1 & 2 and across Years 3 to 6. Each page provides suggested time frames and implementation recommendations.
The purpose of this document is to provide an implementation outline to assist schools in scheduling the PLD programs within a broad school-based strategy. When
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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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