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Learning how to tie your shoes is a giant leap toward becoming a “big kid”. Kind of like getting your first car or driver’s license. It feels like you are immediately branded as a “grown-up”.
Yup, being self-sufficient below the ankles is a big deal.
There are tons of tips and tricks to help kids achieve those “big kid” milestones. Learning to get dressed (including shoes) by themselves is really monumental in a kid’s life.
Did you know that typically developing children are ready to learn how to tie between the ages of 4 ½ and 6? It’s true. Unfortunately, many elementary school children don’t learn for years after that.
Why aren’t Kids Learning How to Tie Shoes?
There are many reasons:
- No one ever taught them.
- Parents buy velcro or slip on because it’s faster and easier.
- It’s a hard thing to learn – Parents watch their children struggle with it and revert to number 2.
But there’s a solution for learning how to tie shoes! Even for children who struggle with attention, motor planning, or using two hands together.