To begin to explain this, we have to go back to High School Physics and Biology. By kindergarten it all magically went away and I went on to be a professor and author. Ask if you could hang one of her pictures on the wall by a family photo of people. Allow your child this gift as you nurture her creativity with a loving and watchful eye for any future issues. Please watch this video before you go on: YouTube Video Okay! It would be helpful to know if she sees the difference between the two. You'll notice a natural inclination of the left hand to write mirror script of whatever the right hand writes.
The best thing to do is to stay supportive of her drawings without criticism. Some children between the ages of 8 and 10 also have this strange ability and can reverse the spoken language, but it seems to be lost later in life. Keep your drawings simple and childlike so that she is not trying to copy yours. Born an illegitimate child, Leonardo da Vinci 1452-1519 had a genius that spanned art, engineering and science. It can be a visual maturity and integration issue or can even be emotionally based. He, or she c an only read successfully when the print is viewed upside-down or on an angle. The eye is much like a camera.
To some extent, all good readers can do this if they try. At first, put your hands in the center of the board and only watch your right hand while letting your left hand synchronously write the same thing as your right does. This video was taken soon after he was not only allowed - but encouraged - to do all of his reading and writing upside-down. It seems the right brain acknowledges and generates upside down, backwards and mirror forms of information. Practice the A, B, C's in plain block letters at first; then after mastering that, begin practicing in long hand script, lower case letters, then later upper case letters. On the first time, hold the workbook in your right field of vision; the second time hold it directly in front of you; and the third time hold it in your left field of vision.
Some people have thought that Leonardo da Vinci wrote mirror script to obscure his written thoughts, but using his left hand for writing was probably just more comfortable. You can also talk to a good developmental optometrist who can work with eye training if that appears to be necessary. He was ambidextrous and liked to draw with his left hand and paint with his right. You can draw side by side with your child. Suppose, for some reason, it doesn't happen and the baby simply adapts to seeing things inverted. Teachers, for example, train themselves to read upside-down, thus making it easier for themselves when working with their students.
After mastering the preceding part, read the following paragraph of mirror language in your left field of vision to see if your time is better than your reading time for the first paragraph. Here's an explanation from Bill Nye, the Science Guy: YouTube Video Most doctors agree that newborn babies see everything upside down for a period of time - but no one really knows for how long. Most children grow out of this phase at about 5 or 6 years old. I am actually a prime example of this type of child. I drew pictures upside down and wrote letters as if they were in the mirror at 3 and 4. To assist in the process, visualize yourself writing mirror language and see in your mind's eye how it feels. This is delicate because you do not want to stifle her creativity and at the same time you want to find out what she is seeing.
Since dyslectic children are less lateralized left-right separa- tion of hemispheric brain function than normal children, they could probably be helped more if they were encouraged to write with both hands instead of with only one hand, thus more properly balancing the hemispheres. A: In the early childhood years it is not unusual for children to reverse drawings and letters. An image comes through the lens and is projected on the retina, but this image is upside-down , or inverted. Without emphasis on one way or the other, ask her which way she wants her picture hung. Reversals of this type are not something to be alarmed about unless they persist beyond this age. In children, the disorder of the central nervous system called dyslexia often involves a natural inclination to read and write in a reverse order.
Young children have the gift of time — to mature and grow, to experiment with their own view of the world, and to learn. The right mix in this situation is to keep a watchful eye while allowing your child the creativity she needs to feel free to express herself in drawings. P rint I nverted Reading is the ability to make sense out of text when viewed upside-down and backward. . When you're away from a blackboard, pantomime the procedure with both your hands in front of you in midair. Often children can draw quite beautiful and well-formed images and letters that are either upside down or reversed like a mirror image.
Most of his inventions were recorded in his notebooks in mirror script. The pictures are very good, but my wife and I are confused as to why she draws in this way. When you are finished, invite her to notice the similarities and differences between her drawings and yours. You should time the child and record how many correct responses are given. Albert Einstein and Thomas Edison were both dyslectic. Read the following paragraph of mirror language as fast as you can 3 times.