Day 46 : cut it out

Cutting paper dolls using scissors/shears with our non-dominant hand and moving/holding the paper with our dominant hand.

46PaperDolls

See our demo videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYpot9rhkNE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvZn2qn6low

Sandy: My friend, GwenL, is an occupational therapist. She told me that one of the aspects of how people use their hands differently has to do with fine motor skill vs. holding skill. When I used the shears in my left hand, I wasn’t confident that I had adequate control over the pressure I was applying and was fearful I would accidentally press too hard and cut my right hand that was holding the paper. GwenL assured me that over time, my left hand will develop better coordination and my right hand will gain more grasp strength. Other examples are cutting food with a knife, tying shoelaces, sewing with needle and thread, opening lids, stirring liquid in a bowl.

Sandy’s year long journey – going from being a right-hander to left-hander, and Kelly’s parallel trip as a left-hander doing things as a right-hander.

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