13 August 2009

Left Handers Day

Today (Thursday 13th August) is the annual Left-Handers Day for 2009 and is a chance for left-handers everywhere to celebrate the advantages of being left-handed and raise awareness among righties of the daily frustrations for left-handers living in a right-handed world. The Left Handers Club are people to create a Lefty Zone in their home, office or club where all tasks must be conducted left-handed – an interesting experience for right-handed friends and family!

Left-Handers Club spokesperson Lauren Milsom explains: “Many of us appreciate how awkward it is for left-handers having to use right-handed implements, or develop a good writing style, but few people are aware of the many advantages to being left-handed, and the outstanding achievements and successes of left-handers in a variety of fields. Left-Handers Day is the ideal opportunity to celebrate those advantages.”
The Left Handers Day website and has lots of ideas on how to celebrate the day, free posters to download, a left-handed quiz and loads of information about being left-handed.

At Littlesheep Learning we stock a range of adaptive scissors including those for left handers - if your child is showing signs of being left handed these standard left-handed scissors as used in school classrooms are ideal to help them learn cutting skills.

Get your children to use their left hands today and see how easy or hard they find it to do their usual daily activities - and let us know their experiences.


haptree said...

My 18month old son appears to be favouring his left hand, luckily his dad is left handed so he'll be able to help from his experiences. Hurrah for lefties!

clairelancaster said...

My 28 month old has been left hand dominate from being just a few months old, he picks stuff up so much faster when its demonstrated left handed too, luckily his dad is also left handed as I couldn't be more right-handed I don't think!

Elaine, Littlesheep Learning said...

Thanks for your comments - my middle son seems to be prefering his left hand so it looks like we might be joining the left handed world!

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