OK, Ya, I'm into all things Corney. (talk like a pirate day is Sept 19).
Anyway, I know most of you righties are so used to having everything designed for you so if you want a little experiment, try some of these things using your left hand. Ya, it will be really weird and you most likely won't be to good at it but it will demonstrate how "right" things are.
this was a link my my left handed newsletter. Create your own lefty zone
The kitchen would be a particularly good example. Children, get mum, dad and any other righties to do all daily tasks using their normal
equipment, but with their left hand e.g.:
*Stir food in pans
*Fill & pour kettle
*Pour from milk/measuring jugs
*Open wine bottles
*Use microwave/hob controls (often positioned on right of the equipment)
*Wash up (draining board is often wrong side if you are holding the brush in other hand, so you have to pass wet dishes across your body to drain.
*Using spatulas (angled ones go the wrong way for left hand use)
*Cutting bread (wonky slices using right handed knife in left hand)
*Eating & drinking - reverse cutlery and have drink in left hand
*Cutting - using right-handed scissors in left hand is an excellent example of totally right-biased design that doesn't work well.
*Ironing with board & iron reversed - adults & older children only !
*Using scissors can be an activity for any room in the house, as it works well.
And here's a little interesting exercise.... Feel you left side and right side of your brain fight!
Left Brain - Right Brain Conflict
Look at the chart below and say the color of the word - not the word itself.
The right side of the brain tries to say the color while the left side tries to say the word.
Can you do it?
YELLOW BLUE ORANGE BLACK RED GREEN PURPLE YELLOW RED ORANGE GREEN BLACK BLUE RED
PURPLE GREEN BLUE ORANGE