How to Teach Your Child to Tie Their Shoes

What?

How to Help Teach Your Child How to Tie Their Shoes

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What Else?

Here at the Woodson Kindergarten center we encourage students to be as independent as possible in taking care of themselves.  One of those skills is tying shoes!

Here are some helpful hints and tips when teaching your child how to tie.

Tie something bigger

  • Like a jump rope around a tree trunk!

Use two different color shoe laces

  • This also supports identifying left and right

Sit behind your child, or have you child on your lap

  • Drawstring pants or bag is a great alternative!

Be patient

  • Let your child guide you.  Children are developmentally ready tie shoes at age 5 -6.  If given enough practice, most children will be able to tie their shoes by 1st grade.
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