My daughter has just turned three, and as she is developing and progressing its becoming clear that she prefers her left hand to write and draw with. My husband and I are both right-handed, most people I know are right handed (please shout up if I’m wrong) and I’m finding it fascinating and frustrating watching her attempt writing.
I’ve started looking into it and when right-handers naturally pull their pen across the page- left to right, left-handed people are pushing their pen across the page, leading to the pen or pencil digging in to the paper causing friction and disjointed mark making and smudging the writing or drawing they’ve just done.
Simple things such as letter formation, which I take for granted- she wants to do the opposite way, as its also tricky to see where you are writing if you are left handed, this can be corrected through having your paper at an angle to your body and in other ways I’ve yet to learn.
Anyway I found another Infographic (sorry if you dont like Infographics!)- this time on Pinterest, so I’m not sure of the origin.
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