Kumon Cutting Skills - 2-Book Set
Learning to safely use a pair of scissors universally seems to bring extraordinary joy to young children. In Kumon’s two-book Let's Cut Paper series your child will learn how to hold and control scissors, and will proceed from the simple one-stroke cuts of a dog’s whiskers to the more complicated curved humps on a camel’s back and the spiral of a chameleon's tail. Many pages offer helpful tips for the parents and all are sturdy enough to manage, but not so thick as to be difficult to cut.
Publisher: Kumon Publishing
My 2yo loves these books and is improving daily with cutting and folding. They give her low key school to do while older kids are busy.
We have both of these books and really like them! The pages are nicely designed (fun graphics) a good weight to the paper, and are easy to cut. More fun to do than just cut an ordinary piece of paper up for sure! They progress in difficulty/skills.
I love incorporating these into our lessons. My 3 year old loves these. Shes learning great scissor control and where to place her hands while cutting. She has so much fun it's hard to get her to stop and save some pages for another day. Great scissor practice.
I was surprised that my son had no cutting skills after attending a preschool for over 2 years, so I added these to his kindergarten kit. It is genius and had him cutting well in no time! I made sure to start this with my daughter at 3 and she’s adores these books. The pages are printed on a smooth and glossy stock that’s easy to hold and cut. The activities and illustrations are wonderful!
These are a fun way to teach cutting skills. Hacking at a paper is fun too, but there is less motivation to be accurate or cut in long lines. My 2 year old is motivated by stories and I can always make up a story with the pictures because they are so detailed and interesting.