ERIC Number: EJ709244
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jan-1
Reference Count: N/A
Scissors: More than a Cut Above
School Arts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, v104 n5 p42 Jan 2005
Scissors are a unique interactive tool when successfully used, allowing teachers and students to recognize and explore each other's creative ability while nurturing mutual communication. Freehand cutting gives children freedom to create as they cut. Scissors have the power to improve fine motor skills, stimulate creative imagination, reinforce concentration, support hand and eye coordination, provide springboards for flexible thinking, promote language development, inspire confidence, strengthen conceptual skills, and enhance basic learning skills including math. This article describes activities in which this can be demonstrated in the classroom.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Safety, Geometric Concepts, Language Acquisition, Imagination, Creative Thinking
Davis Publications, Inc., 50 Portland St., Worcester, MA 01608. Web site: http://www.davis-art.com.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Preschool Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan