How to help kids learn left from right

By Peg Rosen

Expert reviewed by Jim Rein, MA

Many kids need help learning left from right. For a surprising number of people, telling left from right never becomes second nature. A study of young adults found that 1 in 4 still struggle with left and right.

The good news is that kids can develop a better sense of right and left with some coaching from adults and lots of practice.

Watch this video for tips on teaching kids left from right:

About the author

About the author

Peg Rosen writes for digital and print, including ParentCenter, WebMD, Parents, Good Housekeeping, and Martha Stewart.

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Jim Rein, MA has lectured on postsecondary options and summer programs for kids and young adults with learning and thinking differences.


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