Tearing is a great workout for little fingers and one that is important for building fine motor skills in early childhood.  Here are some awesome paper tearing activity ideas that are simple and require little or no preparation.

While it may start with your toddler gleefully ripping through your toilet rolls and tearing out pages of their books (much to your frustration), tearing paper should actually be encouraged.

Little children should be practising the skill of tearing right up through preschool and beyond.  It takes a lot of coordination to learn how to hold a paper between the fingers and pull in opposite directions in order to tear it.