Your Left-Handed Child: Making things easy for left-handers in a right-handed world

Your Left-Handed Child: Making things easy for left-handers in a right-handed world

by Lauren Milsom
     
 

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Being left-handed can be a problem in a world geared to the right-handed majority. What is the best way to help your child with the difficult task of handwriting? And if you are right-handed how should you teach your left-handed child to fasten shoelaces, cut with a knife, or use a pair of scissor? It's not as easy as you might think. Understand why left-handers

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Overview

Being left-handed can be a problem in a world geared to the right-handed majority. What is the best way to help your child with the difficult task of handwriting? And if you are right-handed how should you teach your left-handed child to fasten shoelaces, cut with a knife, or use a pair of scissor? It's not as easy as you might think. Understand why left-handers find using right-handed tools for certain tasks particularly difficult, Discover invaluable, everyday strategies from a leading expert to help the very young through to teenagers achiever their full potential, Practical advice on everything from getting dressed and using cutlery to learning an instrument and playing different sports.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
★ 08/01/2014
Milsom, who runs the Anything Left Handed shop in London, gives readers and educators an excellent tool for helping young lefties with everyday tasks and beyond. While estimates are that one in every ten persons are left-handed (including such luminaries as Bill Gates, Paul McCartney, and Julius Caesar), products that help these individuals lag behind. Beginning with an insightful consideration of the genetics and medical theories behind hand dominance, the author segues gracefully into strategies for specific tasks, such as tying shoes, pouring and cutting, writing, and sports and related equipment. Milsom's prose is relaxed and inspiring, and the volume's physical presentation is nothing short of beautiful. With full-color photos, plentiful sidebars, and slick, heavy-duty paper, the book is a visual delight married to a polished and uplifting text. VERDICT This is a required purchase for all public libraries and should be the destination read for all early educators.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780600628767
Publisher:
Octopus Books
Publication date:
07/01/2014
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
750,990
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Lauren Milsom and her husband Keith are leading experts on all the practical issues relating to left-handers and left-handed children in particular. Together they run the Left-Handers Club with more than 50,000 members worldwide and own Anything Left-Handed, the famous website and shop.

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