Happy 24th Annual Left Handers Day!

It isn’t easy being left-handed in a right-handed world. Parents don’t always know how to give guidance to left-handed children on even the simplest everyday activities as getting dressed or writing with a pencil when they’re approached from the “wrong” position.

On the other hand, left-handers’ brains allow them to process language, spatial relations, and emotions in more creative ways — which is the reason there is a high percentage of musically and mathematically inclined lefties than there are righties.

International Left-Handers Day is an annual event on August 13th in which left-handers can celebrate their “sinistrality” and increase public awareness of the advantages and disadvantages of being left-handed.

Lefthandersday.com is a great site with ideas for celebrating Left Handers’ Day – like creating your own Lefty Zone and making right-handers do tasks with their left hand!

Lefthandersday.com also contains a wealth of information such as:

Famous left-handers
Left-handed history
Lefty brain teasers
Lefties & intelligence
Teaching left-handed children
Fascinating Facts
Left-handedness Test: How Left Are You?
And much more!

Did You Know…?
Approximately 15% of the world population is left-handed. Click here for an infographic.

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