Monday, September 9, 2013

Calling all Lefties

The part I hated most about teaching kindergarten wasn't crying children on the first day (or first 30 days) it was always realizing I had a leftie (or 3!)
I never felt I could help them learn to write or use scissors.

Today I am failing my child. Please someone help me show my child how to hold a pencil!

I'm trying to help him, it just doesn't look right.

Hand dominance usually develops between 2-3 years. I am not positive Liam's is set yet. He still continues to switch back and forth between hands and although I do not force him to use a particular hand, I do encourage him to choose the hand he wants to use and stick to it.

Unfortunately (for me) its usually the left hand. So I am pleading with all you lefties out there HELP!
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1 comment:

  1. I think I can help! :) I, too, am a lefty. My parents were/are both righties. My mom was struggling to teach me to crochet when she hit upon what I think was genius! She simply had me sit facing her while she crocheted and I copied her movements. That might help with Liam and the pencil. Remember, too, that lefties tilt their papers to the right. I used to be so frustrated by teachers who instructed everyone to tilt their papers to the left. :) Hope this helps!