Taking the Scenic Route

Thursday July 20, 2006

20th July 2006

Thursday July 20, 2006

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Practicing scissors skills with construction paper and magazines,  Right now he can grasp the scissors correctly without help about 5-10% of the time.  (big accomplishment there!) He can finally cut ok if I hold the paper (although not well aimed yet), but if I let go of the paper, it falls apart within a cut or two as he tries to hold the paper and cut at the same time.  Skills are pretty equal in both hands.  He loves the gluing part.

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Although he can write great with sidewalk chalk, he is still struggling with a pencil.  He still isn’t hand dominant.

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Watercolor paint done with q-tips instead of a brush.

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The other picture is markers and glitter glue 

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For parents of kiddos struggling with some of these thing:  Glitter glue and q-tips as a paint brush are good for fine motor planning and control. The writing paper is Mead’s Learn to Letter paper and has raised guidelines.  It gives tactile reinforcement to where the letters go.

“Learning” is so much fun, especially at this age!  He had a ball and it was great to see him finally able to cut with scissors successfully.  After his ST and OT yesterday I stopped by the grocery store and got him ice cream.  I even splurged on some cones so he can have a true ‘ice cream cone’ like he always wants.  With the weather being in the 112 F range, both of us wanted something to cool off with and the cones at restaurants are too big to finish before making a sticky disaster.  He was particularly pleased to have cherry chocolate ice cream. lol

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There are currently 3 responses to “Thursday July 20, 2006”

  1. 1 On July 20th, 2006, ladyjabez said:

    What a creative kid!

  2. 2 On July 21st, 2006, LynnE73 said:

    This is fantastic! It is very exciting when they learn to cut regardless of where they *should* be developmentally.

  3. 3 On July 21st, 2006, ShackintheMountains said:

    Good for him!  His artwork is wonderful.  I hope his love of learning lasts a lifetime. 

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