Friday, 10 June 2011

Cutting With Kumon

We have been using some of the Kumon range of books to improve fine motor skills. L is working with Lets Cut Paper, (which R has already completed) and R is working on Pasting Jigsaw puzzles.

The books are designed to be cut up, beginning with simple, short, straight cuts and advancing to more complicated shapes. In the jigsaw book the pieces have to be assembled to show the completed picture. R's cutting skills have improved dramatically! We use children's scissors that are actually sharp (unlike most available!) that also have a spring mechanism  which helps children to open the scissors again after snipping.
Easy open scissors

L cuts simple straight lines to make these animals

R cuts curved and straight lines

Gluing in the pieces to complete the puzzle

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