Monday, November 9, 2009

Cutting Strips

Hunter has found a few of his cutting strips and has been doing them for fun. I made them quite a while ago after getting the idea from a Montessori site, and I happened to throw some of them in the suitcase when we moved.

He never really had all that much of an interest in them before, but he suddenly decided to carefully cut out a great many of them. There are a variety of designs (produced with simple Microsoft Word autoshapes and lines) including zig-zags, triangles, pentagons, swirls, and simpler ones like plain lines for younger kids.

I have continually been pleasantly surprised with how his small motor skills have developed in the past year. It's funny how kids will surprise you by learning something on their own, when they discover the need or desire.

"And they did beat the gold into thin plates, and cut it into wires..." 
Exodus 39:3

Hunter is 4 years, 7 months old

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