Have you had a hard time teaching your kids how to tie shoes?
I know I buy a lot more velcro shoes just to avoid the extra 10 min in the morning it will take to teach, re-teach, listen to the whining and then end up tying the shoes myself.
“Shoe Tying? Eventually every parent is faced with the task of teaching their child to tie their shoes. Loopeez works by accelerating the learning process and eliminating frustration. Teaching kids to tie their shoes using the Loopeez shoe tying system is simple, fun and most of all requires little time to master.”
I had to dig around a bit to even find a pair of tie shoes in our house to try these out on. Once I found them, I followed the instructions (Loopeez teaches kids to ties their own shoes in 5 easy steps) and set it up for Carter to tie his shoes. It was a bit awkward retraining myself to use the Loopeez, but Carter caught on much quicker than I did.
While this doesn’t shorten the time it takes to tie shoes (it took us longer the first couple of times) it does make it much easier for small hands to be able to do this on their own. With the different colors and designs, it also becomes a fashion statement.
The price is good at only $6 for a pair. They even have two tone shoe laces you can buy for only $5. My son likes how he can snazz up his shoes and I like how it won’t break the bank and gives him a bit more confidence. He won’t have to be embarrassed by having to ask the teacher to help re-tie his shoes at recess or during class.
Do you have any tips to teach children how to tie shoelaces?
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We’re excited to be giving away FIVE pair of Loopeez (winners chose their favorite Loopeez design) to five 5 Minutes for Mom readers. To enter, let us know which Loopeez design you would chose for your son or daughter.
This giveaway will end on October 21, 2011 at midnight ET and a winner will be chosen at random and announced shortly after. Please see our site’s terms and conditions for more information.
Written by 5 Minutes for Mom contributing writer, Emily, mom to 3 sons and blogger at Colorado Moms.
Disclosure: Emily was sent a pair of Loopeez to test with her son but her opinions and experiences are her own.