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  1. I used to teach preschool and another great tip to get the hands point in the correct direction is to have your child hold a bean bag under their arm while using the scissors. It forces the hand into the correct position and makes using the scissors a little bit safer for them since their hands aren’t all over the place.

  2. Becky Marie says:

    My 2 year old just started asking for scissors recently because he sees his big brother using them. We started out with paper and its too hard for him. I think he’ll enjoy the play dough.

    Thanks for linking up with Tender Moments!
    Becky Marie

    1. Teaching Mama says:

      I’m so glad to hear that, Becky! Thanks for your comment!

  3. Kirstylee says:

    Well, I am now convinced that playdough cutting is the best way to introduce a child to scissors. My baby is almost 2 and he is already showing great interest in scissors. I’ll probably wait several months before I actually let him use them though. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Teaching Mama says:

      That is great!! Yes, I think it’s the best way to introduce scissors. Makes it fun and I think it’s easier to cut than paper. Good luck!

  4. Alison Baum says:

    We always reminded Rowan that his thumb needed to have his thumb pointing up to the sky so that he didn’t accidentally cut himself. We had a hard time with cutting and he has now just mastered it at 4 yrs. Cruz LOVES using scissors and always asks to cut stuff. I love the idea of cutting playdough. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Teaching Mama says:

      Good advice! Yes, I think it will take a while for him to master it. No surprise that Cruz loves scissors!! Wish we lived closer so our boys could play together! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. We bought the kind of scissors that only cut paper (not skin or hair) for my 18 month old. I figure if he learns those real scissors will be easy. He is learning the concept, can’t quite do it one handed yet.

    1. Teaching Mama says:

      Oh those sound nice! I’ll have to look into that. I’m impressed that you started at 18 months. I may have to try that with my youngest!! Thanks for your comment.

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