Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Is your child left handed? Not sure how to teach them?

Master 4 has shown left hand dominance from a very early age, which didn't surprise me as both my husband and I come from families where there are lots of lefties! As he is now showing a keen interest in writing his letters it is important that I teach him how to:
  • Grip the pencil ~ at least 2.5 cm from the point
  • Tilt paper so that arm is at right-angle to bottom edge of paper (and the top right corner of page is toward writer)
  • Write with the hand below the writing line and the wrist straight

If you have a beginning writer who is showing signs of favouring his/her left hand when writing be sure to check this link out http://handedness.org/action/leftwrite.html

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