It takes a lot of practice to learn how to tie shoes! Some kids who have trouble with fine motor skills, or who have slight or significant fine motor delays can have real problems learning how to tie shoelaces. With all the Velcro shoes and slip-ons, it is easy to avoid teaching kids this valuable skill.
Making the chore of tying shoelaces can be made a bit more fun for kids if you add a learning rhyme or song to the process!
We’ve been using the Bunny Ears rhyme to teach the two loop method. How do you teach your kids to tie their shoelaces?
Here is another simple shoe tying rhyme you can use:
Over, under, around and through,
Meet Mr. Bunny Rabbit, pull and through.
Or, make is really simple and say,
Loop it, swoop it, pull!
And be patient! It takes lots of practice!
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