You may have noticed that your preschool child does things with one hand
in preference to the other or maybe they swap from one to the other. But
how can you be sure which will eventually be their dominant hand for
writing? And can a child be left-handed, but right-footed and perhaps
This book helps parents and carers to spot the early signs of
side-dominance. It also provides 32 enjoyable structured activities for
preschool children, who you think may prefer to use the left rather than
the right hand, as they learn to use pencils, pens and scissors.
Each sheet contains reminders for page position and hand grip, and leads
pre-school children through a range of different exercises designed as
preparation for their school life.
Here is some feedback from a Brazilian lady, Emanuella Correia,
who has a left-handed child;
"Written in a pleasant and accessible language, the most recent book of
Mark and Heather Stewart, "So, you think they´re left-handed?”, is
innovative at proposing observation activities, so all the family or
friends can find out their own dominance.
The idea is to demonstrate to the children that although most of the
family members or friends write with the right hand, someone in the
family may use the left eye to look through the telescope or a friend
may use the left foot to kick the ball. That means, in short, that most
of us have something different and that is ok. For me, that seems an
amazing resource for a left-handed child to understand its own
difference and easily accept it.
The book manages, in a playful way and with easy reading text, to help
adults to identity the child's dominant hand, helping the child, as it
follows, to improve his or her fine motor skills.
Additionally, the book offers to parents or guardians a letter to be
presented to the school, indicating the specific needs of a left-handed
I was pleased and impressed with the quality of the work. The purchase
was definitely worthy, because, although I already know my daughter is
left-handed, I found out clear guidance on how to evaluate her eyes and
foot dominance. Besides, the proposed activities has helped us to
develop her motor skills.
I enjoyed the book so much that I suggested the authors to contact the
publishers to analyze the possibility of a translation to Portuguese. I
do believe that many Brazilian and Portuguese families could benefit