I am so darn excited about today’s post. Today I am sharing a new way to teach your child how to tie their shoes. It is the best shoe-tying tutorial I could ever showcase and it comes to my site courtesy of my amazing friend Nancy from Nancy Lary Studios.
When my son was in first grade he was still struggling to tie his shoes. The fact that we put the kid in Velcro shoes his entire life may have been a big factor in why he struggled so much. When I shared this with Nancy, she showed me a new way to teach shoelace tying to see if it would work for our son. Lo and behold, a mere five minutes later my son was tying his shoe like a pro.
My daughter is three years younger than her brother and when we taught Ethan, she wanted to learn right along side of him. As luck would have it, she caught on just as fast as her brother and it is how she is tying her shoes still today.
You have to see this tutorial. If you are struggling with teaching your children to tie their own shoelaces, this is a parenting game changer. I can’t wait to hear about your own success stories with this tutorial.
An enormous thank you to Nancy for so generously sharing her video with my readers!
Note About the First Loop
The first time you teach them, you can show them with your own finger how to create that first loop. After that, it shows them how much space they need to create it and they can do it on their own. For double knotting the laces, just show them as you normally would! When I was a kid we used one of these handy shoe-tying practice boards (affiliate link) to help with tying my shoelaces.