The chant, “Open, shut, open, shut, that’s the way we cut, cut, cut.”, fills the air at the Farmhouse (children ages 3-5) as they explore an invitation to cut yarn.
The yarn was suspended from a frame in our Outdoor Classroom. Working vertically like this facilitates important skills for reading such as the development of shoulder rotation and wrist movements. It also nurtures eye-hand coordination.
Our favorite scissors for this age group allow the children to use their whole hand to squeeze the scissors and not worry about the finger placement like traditional scissors.
The different textures and colors of yarn are fun to cut and collect. “What should we do with the pieces of yarn now?”
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