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Solving Problems The Left-Handed Way

One of our club members spied this on Twitter recently and sent it over to us – and it got us thinking. Was the child’s answer wrong or right? Clearly the child’s answer was not what the teacher was wanting! But this child is left-handed, and their answer is a

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Schoolteacher thinks left-handedness is evil!

We had an email recently from Club Member Mary that rather shocked us.  She said… “I am very disturbed by a news report of a 4 year old being forced to write with his right hand.  This thought process is archaic. Here is a link about a 4 year old

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Helping Left Handed Children infographic

We are often asked about the things parents of young left-handed children need to watch out for and how they can help, so we have put our best advice into an “infographic” that can easily be shared online so as many people as possible can see it.   Please use

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Left handed pencils improve child behaviour

A lot of what we do at The Left Handers Club is trying to help left-handed children who may be struggling with basic tasks like writing because of their handedness and also to educate parents and teachers in the small changes they can make that will result in huge benefits

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Posted in Children, Customer comments, Left handed life

The effects of making a left-hander write right-handed

Natural left-handers should always be left to develop in their own way and be allowed to write left-handed if that is their choice.   Forcing them to change hands and write right-handed can have very bad effects in later life as well as being traumatic at the time and ruining

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Posted in Children, Left handed life

Reminder about our teacher training survey

In our last newsletter we featured our new survey where we are asking parents of left-handed children to pass a survey form to their teachers.   We want to find out more about what support is being given to the children and also what training teachers are being given in

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Posted in Children, Research

Teacher training and left handed children

We have now produced a follow-up article and analysis of all the comments we received on this item and you can see it here Over many years we have been encouraging teacher training organisations to give more consideration to the requirement of left-handed children and providing information to help raise

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Posted in Children, Left handed life

Infants & Left-handedness

Question from   Left Handers Club member Celina: First I want to start by saying thank-you for this newsletter dedicated to our unique attribute of left-handedness. I find it very informative and enjoyable. I was wondering if you have any information and/or research on infants and hand preference. How early

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Posted in Children, General questions

Update on changing left-handers to right

Wow – this was a topic that generated a lot of interest. We have had over 150 comments left on the original article and more than 25,000 words written by members about their experiences. Here are a few extracts to give you a good flavour of the typical feedback: As

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Posted in Children, November 2010

Latest on children and education

This is where we will post the latest news, articles and advice on anything to do with left-handed children and education. Lauren’s book “Your Left-Handed Child” is a great source of information for helping left-handed children of all ages.

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