Tips to Teach Kids How to Tie Shoes

Family/ Parenting - Kids
By: Amylaine    
13-Jan-2011

Introduction:Tying shoes can be easy for some kids and take a lot of effort to learn for others. Learn a few tricks a mother has learned about how to teach kids to tie shoes.

  • 01

    Teach Left and Right First

    Before teaching a child how to tie their shoe, teach them left from right first. This will make any shoe tying method you use a lot easier for you to teach and for them to follow.

  • 02

    Teach a Simple and Fund Shoe Tying Method

    Go simple when trying to teach a young child to tie their shoes. There are many cute stories and rhymes available to teach your child to make shoe tying fun and simple. My boys liked the bunny ears shoe tie rhyme.
    "Bunny ears, bunny ears, playing by a tree. Criss-crossed the tree, trying to catch me. Bunny ears, Bunny ears, jumped into the hole, popped out the other side beautiful and bold."

  • 03

    Card Board Cut Out

    Sometimes it is easier to start tying a shoe on a cut out or empty shoe then it is when they have the shoe on. There is also shoe tying books on the market that has shoelaces attached to the from to teach a child to tie their own shoes.

  • 04

    Multi Colored Shoes Laces

    I never used these with my boys, but I have heard many rave reviews. One of my boys friends learned how to tie shoes with a multi colored shore lace. One side of the shoe lace was one color and the other another color. This helped him learn without getting confused on what side of the shoelace he was working with.

  • 05

    Avoid the No Shoe Lace Shoes

    It is so much easier in the beginning just to get shoes that do not require Velcro. A child will learn much faster if they have shoe laces that they will see learning the skill of tying their own shoes a something they want to learn to be independent.







Comments

  • mileslax8 7/14/2012 Flag This Comment

    Congrats on the front page, very useful article

  • tracysmith159 7/9/2012 Flag This Comment

    It took me forever to get my youngest son to tie his shoes. Finally another kid at school had made fun of him. The teacher did a wonderful trick for me.. She made the other kid teach mine to tie his shoes and they became friends.

  • dptstretch 7/8/2012 Flag This Comment

    This list hits home...I was scared of flunking kindergarten because it took forever for me to learn to tie my shoes! In my case, I think it might have been difficult because I was left handed...but I don't know that for sure. H5

  • Jeanniemaries 1/13/2011 Flag This Comment

    Oh I needed this when my kids were small!

  • ListMaker 1/13/2011 Flag This Comment

    Good tips for teaching a kid to tie shoes.

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