- Visually distinguish the right from the left shoe. We used beads from our stash and threaded them onto the center of the bottom shoelace. You can write on the shoes, use safety pins, or any number of things to make the right and left shoe look different. This ensures the child puts the shoe on the correct foot the first time every time. You can start this from a young age even before you are ready for shoe tying lessons.
- Songs, stories, and sayings. Bunny ears. Squirrels and trees. One second Ian knot. There are so many easy to remember sayings out there to help kids remember the steps to tie a shoe. Loop, swoop and pull seem to be the most common method but I discovered the Ian knot and am obsessed with mastering it. I could save so much time if I could tie my shoes in one second.
Shoe Tying Aids. We have seen lots of shoe tying aids but none compare to the Loopeez shoe tying aids. Loopeez actually holds the laces in place so the child can master the three shoe tying methods without the stress of dropping the laces midway through the process. Both Drama King and Little T can tie their shoes with the Loopeez although Little T requires a little bit of assistance. Bi-colored laces are a wonderful addition to the Loopeez so the child can see the difference between the two sides.
- Learning tools. There are many toys and books on the market that have laces from a young age so children can get used to the concept before it becomes a necessity to tie their shoes.
- Practice. Practice. Practice. No one can master something the first time so keep practicing and soon your child will be tying their own shoes!
We would love to help your little one learn to tie their shoes and Loopeez has graciously offered to provide one winner their own Loopeez in either boy camo (pictured above) or girls swirl (pictured below).
This giveaway is open to US residents only. We will notify the winner by email. If the winner doesn’t respond in 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen.
We’d love to see Loopeez get on the shelf at Walmart so head on over and vote for them.