A lot of people have problems with recognizing left and right sides. This could lead to serious problems like driving a car in wrong way and ending with crashed car because one had driven into one way street from the other end ;) These problems aren't always as dangerous, but very often are reason of a little of pain in the ass for example:
Me: "click icon on the left to open 'My Computer'"
Second person: [is searching on the right side with the cursor]
Me: [my reaction http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HY-03vYYAjA ]
Come on, it's simple to recognize the sides correctly! I've learned it as a 5 year old boy with use of Amiga 500 mouse ;) and it's true.
It was EXTREMELY important to recognize sides in games, because left mouse button was responsible for one set of actions, while right mouse button for the other set of actions. So with that knowledge I've always recalled on which side is left button and binded it with left hand (the same story with right hand).
This is really working and if you (or your kids) have problems with this, feel free to check it out :)
A little legend:
|Casual PC mouse|
Edit: I've decided to put picture of hero of this story, the old, the good Amiga 500 Mouse
|Amiga 500 Mouse|