Top Tips for Tying Your Shoe Laces
Each day on the shop floor, I am always telling customers some of our top tips for teaching their children how to tie their shoe laces, and everytime I say I'm going to make a video so you can refer to it at home. Well at long last I have managed it!
There are numerous ways you can tie your laces, but we have found over the years that children are able to pick this one up with a little bit of practice - a great one for them to do whilst they are sitting in front of the tv!
Have them place the shoe on their lap so the shoe is facing away from them, the same direction it would face when on their foot.
Wrap the laces twice to start with - this holds the lace in place, freeing up their hands to coordinate on the next bit.
Make a "bunny ear" with the end of each lace, and tie these bunny ears together.
Take one end of the lace and loop it around the base of one of the bunny ears, tucking the end of the lace in. This acts like a double knot, holding the tied laces in place, but its so much easier to undo as you simply tug the end of one of the laces - no more knots!