Home    Subscribe    Contact    Login

An easy way to teach your preschooler left from right

by Ali's Wonderland (follow)
Do something today that your future self will thank you for...
Preschooler (20)      Tips (47)      Top tip (28)      Education (18)      Development (14)      Under 5's (10)     
My daughter has recently shown an interest in directions. She has a really good natural sense of direction, to the point that my husband would argue, she has a better sense of direction than me!

So to extend upon this interest, I have started talking with her about identifying left and right.

Age
3.5-4 years old

Prior knowledge
This method requires the child to know a capital 'L', so knowledge of at least upper case alphabet is essential.

Method
Ask your child to make an 'L' shape with his/her thumb and pointer finger. Now ask them which hand is the correct way to make an 'L' shape. When they identify the left hand correctly, explain that 'L' is for left. Then explain that the other hand means right.

Ask your child to make an 'L' shape with his/her thumb and pointer finger. Then ask them to identify the correct letter 'L'.


Putting it into practice
You can talk about left and right whenever, wherever you are. For example, this morning, whilst riding to preschool, I used this opportunity to discuss each direction change with my daughter using this method.

Another great opportunity would be whilst you are driving in the car, turning at traffic lights, roundabouts or intersections. You could even make it into a game!

Remember, be patient, as it is a difficult concept for their little minds to grasp, but consistent discussion and reinforcement will see your pre-schooler soon be telling you which way to turn!

Do you have any tips on how you helped your pre-schooler grasp this concept?

#Preschooler
#Education
#Tips
#Top tip
#Under 5's
#Development
I like this Article - 3
[ print friendly ]
Share: email  facebook  twitter
More Articles by Ali's Wonderland
The recent rainy weather in Sydney has meant we haven't been able to get outside in a couple of days...
217 views
Seven news recently reported that more and more parents are enrolling their toddlers, as young as 2,...
376 views
The options for childcare these days are endless - preschool, long day care, family day care to name...
389 views
With childhood obesity on the rise, as parents of the next generation, it is our responsibility to e...
207 views
Let me begin by pressing rewind and explain how our bed time battles began
1068 views
Simply add a capful of Dettol Antiseptic Disinfectant Liquid to your playdough mixture
653 views
view all articles by Ali's Wonderland
Articles by Ali's Wonderland on Other Hubs
It's funny, at the beginning of this journey, 12 weeks seemed like a really long time
175 views
Hunting for George is an independent online boutique offering an extensive range of products for Wom...
7 likes
My Google Plus Profile
ID: 12981
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
When the clocks change, or in summer months, it can be difficult if your baby wakes extra early ...
3773 views
One way of cutting the cost of having a baby is to get some of your baby items second hand
8006 views
If you're looking for cheap baby goods for your baby, here are some excellent stores you can go to t...
9668 views
Most preschoolers love telling jokes but don't always 'get' the punch line or might instead tell...
by Jane
1894 views
Letís be honest; everything you could ever need to know can be found on the internet
2041 views
I love crystals and have a few in my collection, so when junior got a Crystal Growing Kit for Christ...
1618 views
A wonder week is a parenting term that no one really talks about prior to babies coming along, and s...
362 views
Have you ever found yourself up in the middle of the night with a sick child? They might have a ragi...
6811 views
Let me begin by pressing rewind and explain how our bed time battles began
1068 views
IPads are a great way to keep kids busy on long journeys or while waiting for appointments
by Jane
1454 views
Categories
Parenting (156)
Play (88)
Tips (47)
Eating (32)
Travel (27)
Safety (23)
Sleep (11)
 
Copyright 2012-2018 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version