While some of the items on my list can be crossed off with one quick sweep, others require practice and patience. One of these long-term goals is to learn to write – legibly – with my left hand.
With the start of the new year, I decided it might be a good time to start to learn this new skill.
I started to think about how I learned to write with my right hand, and how I can recreate that with my left. Kids, when they’re learning to write, first need to develop fine motor skills, then learn the strokes and letters, and finally – practice, practice, practice.
So, I’ve come up with the following three steps to mimic these stages of development:
- Use my left hand to brush my teeth. (To develop fine motor skills)
- Buy a handwriting workbook and complete the pages with my left hand.
- Keep a left-handed journal, where I write the date and a few sentences every day with my left hand.
We’ll see how it goes. Maybe in the end I’ll even post some before and after samples.
1.18.11 – Update
I’ve been practicing, and here’s a glimpse of my progress: