This is a brilliant way to teach your kids how to tie their own shoelaces
Learning to tie their own shoelaces can be quite a difficult fine motor skill for young kids.
To help them here are a few helpful shoe tying tips for parents
(nearly got tongue tied typing that!) and a cool video that they can watch.
- Make sure your child is developmentally ready to learn shoe tying, usually around aged five -six.
- If your child gets frustrated, take a break for a little while and then try again. Velcro shoes are readily available in shoes for kids age 5-6 so it is still an option, so don’t pressure.
- Practice other fine-motor skill activities like nuts & bolts, monkey bars, and doing puzzles.
- Practice tying something physically bigger first, like tying a jump rope around a large object - like a tree!
- Use different colour shoe laces, so kids see the steps more easily.
- Sit behind your child while tying their shoes so they can see from their view how it is done.
Here's a cool video we found and with this technique
they could be mastering the art earlier than you expect!