May 9, 2016

Easiest way to teach your child left vs. right


My boys both learned left from right at the age of 3 and I found one of the easiest ways to teach them left vs right is by first teaching them to recognize the uppercase letter L.

If you have your child hold out both hand with their thumb extended as pictured above, you will notice that your left index finger and thumb form the letter L. 

I then teach my children that left starts with the letter L by doing this is makes a easy connection for them to remember. Whenever they ask which way is left or right, I ask them to hold up both hands and tell me which hand has the letter, and it works every time!