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Fine Motors

One great way of improving, practicing, and strengthening those fine motor skills is by scissors skills practice. Eye coordination, mental concentration and the holding of the scissors as well as the movement of the two cutting blades of the scissors - all come into play when developing these fine motor skills. Bilateral coordination can also be practiced as a child holds the paper with one hand and simultaneously cuts with the other. The children prefect their cutting and scissor handling skills -which then have a knock-on effect to other fine motor skills: holding a pencil, spoon, chopsticks etc. All of these skills are built up during this age. So as the students are start to show interest in cutting papers using scissors, we encourage them through craft activities or even simple cutting exercises such as cutting straight lines, curvy lines, and different shapes. Keep those fine motors motoring!

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