One important skill for preschoolers to develop is pasting. The following is how to teach this skill:
- Start by introducing your preschooler to a glue stick and a glue bottle. Explain how they work. Talk about only using a “dot” of glue. Mrs.Kim likes to say, “Dot, dot, not a lot, don’t be a squirt”. Also, talk about not turning the glue stick up too much, or it could break off. (You can start with the glue stick and then progress to the glue bottle).
- Next, give your child a piece of paper and scissors, or a magazine. Have them cut out random pieces from the paper, and/or pictures from the magazine. Paste on another piece of paper, preferably construction paper. (If your child is very good a cutting, you can print off coloring sheets. Color, Cut and Glue!)
- For more pasting practice, Kumon has a book on Amazon called “My Book of Pasting”.