My son is 5 and in pre k. Today the o/t teacher said I have to pick which hand my son will use from now on. My sons' pre k teacher has no problems with my son using both hands to write. My son writes fine with both hands. How do you pick a hand for your child? And why does a child have to only write with one hand? Can't a child use both?
I'm afraid I'm going to pick the wrong hand.
Answer by Merjo at 1:15 PM on Apr. 7, 2010
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Answer by tyfry7496 at 4:33 PM on Apr. 7, 2010
Is o/t an occupation therapist? If it is, he or she may be asking because teaching kids how to write is different if they are left handed. The OT may be working on writing skills or other fine motor skills and wants to know what approach to use. Maybe they didn't mean for you to pick a hand. Could they have been asking which he prefers? By kindergarten most kids' handedness is obvious, maybe he or she thought you already knew which he preferred. I would definitely contact the person who said that to you and ask exactly what he or she meant and ask why this needs be done when he is so young.
Answer by maxswolfsuit at 5:40 PM on Apr. 7, 2010