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Subject: Staff Development

Staff Development Series

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Left-Handed Children: A Guide for Teachers and Parents

Left-Handed Children: A Guide for Teachers and Parents

What do Tom Cruise, Robert DeNiro, Nicole Kidman and James Woods all have in common, besides being actors? They're all left-handed. An estimated 10% of the world's population is left-handed, and of those, there are twice as many males who are lefties. In a right-hand dominated world, being left-handed can have its disadvantages, whether with writing, cutting with scissors, using tools or using kitchen utensils. Without proper guidance, being left-handed can often be frustrating, especially for children. This guide for teachers and parents, and anyone who wants to help someone who is left-handed, is hosted and narrated by Ms. Wincey Willis and provides step-by-step details of how to help left-handed children with handwriting and other skill areas. Problems with handwriting we learn can be overcome by showing children how to grip and position the writing implement properly, how to position the paper being used, and how to align the wrist correctly. With skills such as tying shoes and ties or doing arts and crafts, right-handed instructors are encouraged to sit opposite the left-handed person to show a skill as a mirror image. Also the large variety of items that are now available specifically for left-handed people are promoted, from a left-handed configured mouse and keyboard for a computer to left-handed scissors, rulers and pens at school, as well as left-handed kitchen utensils at home. Music by left-handed guitarist, Rod Willmot. Produced by The Left-Hander's Club. 06/10DE CA 21 min.





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