Left Hand Writing Skills

A specially-designed, fun and funky learning programme to help the budding left-handed writer to write well, and without undue stress or discomfort. The programme is invaluable to help correct bad writing habits where these have already begun to take hold. It's available in book form, as a CDRom or as a download. Each consists of 83 enjoyable, highly-illustrated worksheets. 

HI Primary Series

The action-packed Primary Novels suit most students for independent or guided reading. Every element is tested for maximum impact. The goal is to get primary students, avid to reluctant, hooked on a book, sucked into a frenetic storyline, then finish it without a struggle! Gripping, well-told, page-turners! With a Teachers' Handbook for each story, this Series is simply a classroom essential.

HI Teenage Series

The action-packed Teenage Novels suit most students for independent or guided reading. Every element is tested for maximum impact. The goal is to get teenage readers, avid to reluctant, hooked on a book, sucked into a frenetic storyline, then finish it without a struggle! Gripping, well-told, page-turners! With a Teachers' Handbook for each story, this Series is simply a classroom essential.

Spotlight

A complete set of worksheets and activities to improve spelling skills, reading accuracy, grammar and phonological awareness. The Spotlight titles explore blends, suffixes and phonics through uncluttered, fun exercises that are classroom and attention friendly. Suitable for use with early structured programmes up to Key Stage 3, for both special needs and mainstream, and for Adult Learning.

Therapy Books

This series of titles from Robinswood is designed for use by professional therapists, by mainstream or special needs teachers, and just as much by parents, too. Each title focuses on a particular developmental or practical problem area, and is suitable for working with both children and adults.

Bruno

Bruno is a very clever basset hound. But, like many of his young readers, he sometimes gets confused by the complexities of life. His way of coping with these is to stop what he's doing, and have a BIG THINK. Well, that's sensible... Isn't it...? Or is it...? Follow Bruno's charming adventures in these beautifully illustrated and humourous stories. 

HI Drama Workshops

These High Interest novels are loved by everyone in the class. So everyone can be included in talking about them. That's when they've read them, or whilst they're reading them, of course. Sometimes, though, it's not so easy to get some students to pick up a book in the first place. Now here's an interesting way to get them all intrigued... 

New Titles

New titles always coming. Printed books, downloadable books, e-books for your Kindle or iPad – all in our programme! Downloadable Left Hand Writing Skills next. Then Alison Hodge's incredible story – The Long Secret Hunger – overcoming anorexia. And then more Bruno... Keep in touch: join our e-Newsletter list. We won't inundate you – just short bits of text with basic info... Click here fo...

Hilary Hawkes

Funny, quirky, exciting short adventures. Each Hilary Hawkes' story encapsulates the author's inimitable, off-beat style and is designed to encourage the enjoyment of reading by everyone. Fast-moving – and very original – tales in everyday language. Even the most book-shy will find these stories compulsive reading...

The Lifeboat Read & Spell Scheme

The Lifeboat Read & Spell Scheme (also known as 'Launch the Lifeboat to Read and Spell'). A highly-structured, multi-sensory scheme of 100 lessons to help dyslexic children - and adults - to read, write and spell.

The Long Secret Hunger

It wasn't just 'losing weight' that mattered to Alison – it was losing flesh, losing her whole physical being. Then – and only then – might she avoid the terrifying prospect so frequently threatened by her mother... Unlike other stories of recovery, Alison's is written many years after finding her 'freedom'...

Back Catalogue

If you can't find what you're looking for in the main tabs above, then it's probably in this library... unless we have no more stock or have completely discontinued the line. Worth taking a peek, anyway... there are Children's books, General Interest titles, books about Eurythmy (and details about the Lifeboat books)...

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A specially designed learning programme to help the budding left-handed writer to write well and without undue stress or discomfort.

It is invaluable in helping to correct bad writing habits where these have already begun to take hold.  

The programme is available in several formats: as a series of three individual titles for use at home (either in book form or as a pdf download); or – mainly for schools – on a CDRom or in a combined photocopiable book (both of which are licensed for multiple use within one educational establishment).

Each version consists of a total of 83 enjoyable, highly-illustrated worksheets.


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Left Hand Writing Skills - Book 1

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Left Hand Writing Skills - Book 2

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Left Hand Writing Skills - Book 3

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Left Hand Writing Skills - Combined

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Left Hand Writing Skills - Combined CDRom

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About The Author

Mark and Heather Stewart

Both Mark and Heather Stewart are Londoners. But now Worcester-based, they run a wonderful independent toyshop – Wise Owl Toys – complete with a left-handers’ department!

Heather trained originally at Southlands College in Roehampton, and subsequently taught in a whole range of schools, from Nursery to Secondary, where her subjects were Maths and Computer Studies. Mark, meanwhile, worked with Barclays Bank in London and Bordeaux, then with the Metropolitan Police in Kings Cross, where he met Heather – and arrested the renowned Buckingham Palace burglar, Michael Fagin!

They moved, now with a young family, to Worcester where Mark worked at the RNIB’s New College developing a number of award-winning products, including braille-coded snooker balls, and a money gauge which was taken up by HSBC.

Having a left-handed father, and a left-handed son, and with her background in education, Heather recognised the lack of awareness of the complications left-handers often face at school – and elsewhere. So, together, Mark and Heather opened a shop for left-handers, and developed training courses for teachers which, with the support of their left-handed MP, Peter Luff, were endorsed by the Department for Education and Skills and incorporated into The National Literacy Strategy.

Mark continues to run specialist courses for teacher training – 'Left-Handed Children: The Right Way to Help!' – in Schools, for Local Education Authorities, Early Years practitioners and for Child-minders and Pre-School Learning Alliance Groups. He has lectured on this subject in both Europe and North America and is frequently interviewed on radio and other media, including 'In Touch' on Radio 4, and 'The Really Useful Show' on Radio 1. For more information, go to www.leftshoponline.co.uk .

All three titles of the Left Hand Writing Skills series have been brilliantly and colourfully illustrated by Fred Chevalier.

 

Testimonials

  • “A unique, much needed resource which will help left-handed children avoid or overcome many common handwriting difficulties. Highly recommended.”Lauren Milsom - Left-Handers Club
  • The Left Hand Writing Skills series... provides a structured and attractive course that could help a left-hander to become a competent, confident writer.”National Handwriting Association Journal

  • “A very well researched series that covers all the basic skills – in an interesting and lively way – to help children who are left-handed develop the art of writing. The presentation of the series is attractive to children, with excellent drawings and graphics that enhance the developmental exercises in the books. The crucial elements of handwriting development are covered in an easy-to-follow way that children should find enjoyable as they practise their writing. This series will help to improve the writing skills of all left-handers – and is a valuable resource for teachers and parents.”Clive Wilkinson - Head of School Improvement and Achievement Division, Worcester CC Educational Services
  • Invaluable for left-handers learning how to form their letters and numbers. Beautifully presented, the series makes learning to write fun. For the first time, left-handers will have the advantage over right-handers and won’t be overlooked in the classroom. Just having the spine at the top makes it so much easier for the left hand to relax. I would recommend it, with no hesitation, to parents and teachers.”Diane G Paul – Broadcaster and author of The Left-hander's Handbook

  • “An excellent series...”John Clare - Daily Telegraph