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How do you teach a 2 yr old to cut?<br><br>
its rather scary when I "help" her, but she does better on her own.<br><br>
Can 2 yr olds be taught to cut? she FREAKS everytime her big brother gets to cut so I really need some kind of cutting option for her.<br><br>
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I would just give her some small kiddie scissors & paper and let her have at it. With the rounded kid scissors it's pretty much impossible for her to actually cut herself. I would, however, hide them while not in use, or soon you'll find bits of paper, her hair, books, etc all over the house.
 

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There are also play-dough scissors that my kids have loved to use. It helps them practice the way to hold scissors, and the motion used to cut, but it just cuts the clay and not paper, hair, etc.
 

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Sure, 2 year olds can learn to cut. Scissors - even real scissors that actually cut effectively (like Fiskars kids' scissors, which I recommend over those annoying super-safe ones, BTW) are not really all that dangerous. My DD learned to use scissors at 2. It took her months to get reasonably good at it. DS is 2 now, and he's learning somewhat faster than his sister did. With my kids, I needed to hold the paper for them at first. (DS is still at that stage.) I showed them how to hold the scissors in one hand, and encouraged that, but let them use two hands if they wanted to. And both mine were clearly right-handed by 2, so I tried to make sure they were using their right hands.
 

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All of my kids have been using sissors around 2. As PP said I agree with Fiskars kids sissors, however supervise!! Other wise you will have cut hair, clothes books and anything else they can think of. Just 'cause they can't cut their skin doesn't mean they can't cut other stuff.
 

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I gave mine the scissors that cut the wavy design on paper. Its almost impossible for her to cut herself with those kind. Plus she feels like she is making something neat because of the design.
 

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there is this kumon book <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FPaper-Kumon-First-Steps-Workbooks%2Fdp%2F1933241144" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Paper-Kumon-Fi.../dp/1933241144</a> that is kind of cool and gives little ones practice cutting. I guess it seems kind of dorky to have a book on how to cut, but my dd loves it and it was created for the toddler ages.
 

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sweet! I love kumon.<br><br>
I just got this: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FSticker-Paste-Kumon-First-Workbooks%2Fdp%2F1933241136%2Fref%3Dpd_sim_b_img_1" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Sticker-Paste-...pd_sim_b_img_1</a><br><br>
I am so stoked to hear that its ok to let my dd cut! I was wondering if I was insane.<br><br>
Its tough to be a parent when you have no clue about little ones!!!
 

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We gave him scissors around 18 months. I sort of helped him and he figured it out. One time he was sitting in my lap cutting paper I'd given him while I was typing on the computer. All of a sudden I realized he'd cut my long hair. Not much and not noticeable, but it made me laugh.
 

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I waited till my DD turned 3, then gave her the Kumon book. My friend told me to let her at the scissors at 2, but I told her if my DD learned to cut things at 2, my husband wouldn't have a single tie left in his wardrobe.<br><br>
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Our Parents as Teachers lady had a neat idea for practicing the movement scissors use. She suggested having my 2 yr old use salad tongs to pick up cotton balls and put them in an egg carton. Z loved the "game" but did eventually get frustrated with using the tongs and just used her hands instead.<br>
I went ahead and got her "safety" scissors to use while supervised. She's still cutting Play-doh, though. Paper is much harder. We roll out "carrots" and make "hamburgers" to practice cutting into pieces. She loves it!
 

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I just got a pair of the will only cut paper knid today. I wasn't really worried DS would hurt himself with fiskar kid scissors, but I was worried about what he might decide to try them on.<br><br>
We'll see how they work out.
 
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