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