Teaching Kids To Tell Their Left From Their Right

Teaching Kids To Tell Their Left From Their Right

Abby Stone
Jun 25, 2009

Putting on shoes, putting away toys, learning to use utensils, helping out around the house: these are all skills that require telling your left from your right. But learning to distinguish one direction from another can be challenging for a small child. Here's a simple trick that works for children who know their ABCs...

Have them hold out their outstretched hands. It's the thumb and forefinger on the left hand that make an "L" shape. Easy peasy...it's a trick we learned as kids and that stood us in good stead for many many months.

[Image: St0rmz's flickr, with a Creative Commons License]

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