I didn't teach my son the concept of left and right. I think he just got it on his own because whenever we were out walking, I would tell him to turn left or turn right and steer him towards the right direction. When the time came to study about left and right, he just showed me his hands and said, "this is my left hand and this my right hand." I was really surprised.
Even with this development, I still sometimes discuss the concept with him. Here are some of the ways I use to teach him left and right.
BookI got this book from the Manila International Book Fair and I thought it would be a fun way to reinforce the lesson and to teach cooperation and sharing. It comes in two languages, English and Filipino so it's very useful when teaching him the concept in Filipino.
Tying boardThis board is a multipurpose learning tool. For younger kids you can teach colors. You can also use it as a visual aid when teaching about color sight words.
I stuck some 'L' and 'R' stickers on the shoes to teach the concept. Now we use this to learn how to tie shoelaces.
The delicious smelling hand
Trace and label hand
My son loves wearing bracelets. He's 3 and acts like a teenager. He always wears bracelets on his left wrist. It's his choice. You can put a bracelet on your child's wrist to help them remember which is which.
Hokey pokey Sunday school edition
This is a fun way to learn left and right. Just sing along with the song and act it out!
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