My son set a couple goals over our holiday break. One of the big ones was that he wanted to learn to tie his shoes. So in true procrastination form, the night before we went back to school, I pulled up a youtube video and within minutes my little boy was happily tying his shoes! This is hot to teach a child to tie shoes with no stress or frustration.
How to teach a child to tie shoes in five steps
After the laces are set up, show your child how to thread the laces into your first knot and have them complete that step over and over until they are successful many times.
Next, have your child match up the colors on the lace that you marked to create the first bow. This would be the trunk of the tree you are matching up. Have your child repeat the pairing of the “trunk pieces” a couple times. It does have to be exact, but pretty close.
Now take the other lace that you tied the knot in and wrap it around the trunk of the colored lace.
When your child sees the knot through the loop, have them pull both the knot and the “leaves” of the colored lace (The leaves are the green part on my picture).
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