Upon using the notebooks, my daughter discovered that her studying became easier, her memory retention and concentration increased, and her grades actually improved! "Its easier to think, Mom," said her daughter. Jeri R.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 07, 2011
Left-Handed Products help Lefties Think Better: leftyslefthanded.com received a Thank You letter from the Mother of an Honors Student whose grades improved when she discovered their Left-Handed Notebooks. "It's easier to think, Mom," reported her daughter, a junior in high school.
Leftyslefthanded.com has been told by many mothers of young children that left-handed scissors, left-handed rulers, and good pencil grips transformed the lives of their young lefties - school became a place where they succeeded and had fun rather than a place where they struggled to do what came naturally to right-handers. But a recent Thank You letter from the mother of a lefty in high school points out a more profound effect - left-handed products can help lefties think!
"Little did we realize that purchasing the notebooks was more than just a novelty. Upon using the notebooks, my daughter discovered that her studying became easier, her memory retention and concentration increased, and her grades actually improved! (she is a Gate and honors high school junior). I do not know if there are scientific studies linking left handed writing in a LEFT handed notebook and brain function, but I can tell you that, from a mom's perspective, my daughter is a much happier kid since writing the CORRECT way in a left handed notebook," wrote Jeri R.
A left-hander's brain is physically different from a right-hander's. Where righties primarily rely on the left half of the brain for many functions, lefties use both halves. The neural pathways between the halves are more developed.
Because the world is designed by and for right-handers, lefties have to learn to function in ways that are essentially backwards for them. For example, right-handers naturally want to turn things to the right - clockwise, but for lefties, counter-clockwise is far easier. Think of all the objects designed to rotate clockwise! Door knobs, jar lids, clocks, corkscrews, pencil sharpeners, and (giving lefties the most difficulty of all) can openers, are all designed to go clockwise. While all lefties adapt and learn to live in a right-handed world, there's always an extra step. Lefties just have to try harder.
Leftyslefthanded.com has a very large selection of products designed specifically for left-handers, including many items that rotate counter-clockwise - left-handed can openers, corkscrews, pencil sharpeners, clocks and watches, to name a few. Comfort and ease of use with tools of all types, help for young kids in acquiring fine motor skills, education and support for lefties with books and sayings, and gentle humor when righties can't use left-handed stuff, are the primary motives behind the store's selection of left-handed merchandise.
Yet this letter points out a more important but less obvious purpose - left-handed tools help lefties perform better mentally as well as physically. Its a large claim, but part of the explanation is obvious. Any tool which works better will enhance the user's peformance, and a left-handed notebook is just another kind of tool. Though the physical work being done is writing, the mental work for students is learning. Leftyslefthanded.com's left-handed notebooks (with spirals on the left) are very, very popular - their owners literally do better in school.
If left-handed notebooks make lefties better students, do left-handed knives and can openers make lefties better cooks, and left-handed scissors make lefties better at sewing and crafts? Yes, and yes. When you take away the stress of having to do something backwards, even if the person isn't aware of that stress, then that person will perform far better - no matter what they do!
If you need a gift for a left-hander this holiday season, consider a notebook set. Leftyslefthanded.com has hundreds of possible gifts, with the world's largest and most interesting selection of products designed specifically for left-handers. Visit Lefty's stores at Pier 39 in San Francisco, the Marketplace at Downtown Disney, Walt Disney World Resorts, in Orlando, and Old Town Kissimmee in Florida.
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