Tearing paper may seem destructive, but a consciously created tearing paper activity is perfect for
Kindergarteners. This has many developmental benefits. Children seeking out the “wrong” things to
tear need an appropriate way to practice skills.
It is good for many reasons. Tearing paper naturally satisfies a child’s curiosity. It is an excellent way
for them to explore their senses and learn about texture. The feeling of paper tearing, its sound, and
the opportunity to make messes all make these activities appeal to them.
Tearing paper is often an early step in learning to use scissors. It helps young children develop the
hand muscles and control needed for cutting.
These activities are also a wonderful way to recycle used paper instead of just throwing it away.
In this Issue
Tearing paper for this week’s Hand Work session seemed easy & fun, since students re-used a
technique, they acquired last year.
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