Teach Your Child How To Tie Shoes with Loopeez – Fast, Easy and Fun

by Guest Contributor

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.

Enter Loopeez!

“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?

Enter to win Loopeez

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.



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1 Julie Taylor October 7, 2011 at 10:28 pm

Hi, these are really cool. Certainly would help my son learn to tie his shoes, even though he’d rather wear the velcro staps the rest of his life .. lol We were talking about this the other day.. He would love the baseball design, for sure.

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2 LaTersa Blakely October 8, 2011 at 9:32 am

I couldn’t wait to enter the contest. i have two toddlers that i’m teaching how to tie shoes, so my son can not have to ask his teacher how to tie his shoes. You guys are the best. I would like the baseball style or the butterfly style for my daughter.

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3 tennille October 8, 2011 at 7:00 pm

I like the skull ones. We are still another year or so off but love the idea!

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4 Jill October 8, 2011 at 9:45 pm

I would pick the Lizard Loopeez for my almost 4 year old.

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5 Jessica Tan October 9, 2011 at 12:17 am

Clear please!

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6 Jennifer October 9, 2011 at 12:30 am

With 4 boys, I’d pick the baseball ones.

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7 Idaho Jill October 9, 2011 at 5:17 pm

My mom bought my 4 yr old a pair of tie tennis shoes yesterday…so we were just discussing this morning what is the right age to teach kids to tie their shoes. Then I saw this post and just had to enter – serendipitous for sure! She loves pink & purple, so the Girls Camouflage would be perfect, thanks!

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8 JUNE October 10, 2011 at 7:45 am

I like the baseball & pink heart ones. What a great learning tool.

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9 Erin October 11, 2011 at 6:30 am

I would choose the pink heart! We’re right now trying to learn to tie at our house!

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10 nan October 12, 2011 at 8:32 am

i like baseball
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11 Liz October 12, 2011 at 4:02 pm

My daughter would love the pink hearts!

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12 Alison S. October 16, 2011 at 12:58 am

My son would love the baseball or the lizard.

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13 Mama Zen October 16, 2011 at 11:09 am

I like the Girls Camouflage!

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14 kathleen October 16, 2011 at 8:20 pm

i’d choose the baseball for my son

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15 Candy October 17, 2011 at 5:58 pm

I love the Purple Loopeez Peace….

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16 Jennifer October 19, 2011 at 6:36 pm

I would choose the baseball for my son. What a great concept!
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17 Cheri October 19, 2011 at 7:32 pm

I would love to have the white one for my grandson, they’d match all his shoes :)

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18 renee walters October 19, 2011 at 7:53 pm

I follow you on GFC, subscribe to your email and like you on Facebook! I would love to win this for my son! He would love the baseball design! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
Renee Walters
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19 sarah t October 19, 2011 at 11:33 pm

I would choose the Skull & Crossbones

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20 Candice Hopper-Owrey October 20, 2011 at 12:27 am

I’d choose pink hearts. I need to teach my daughter how to tie shoes so I help I win!

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21 Valerie Taylor Mabrey October 20, 2011 at 2:23 am

Pink Butterfly
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22 Ericka October 20, 2011 at 9:00 am

I would choose the Pink Butterfly for my daughter
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23 amy deeter October 20, 2011 at 9:53 am

the pink hearts
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24 kathy pease October 20, 2011 at 11:28 am

id choose Pink Butterfly

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25 shawna October 20, 2011 at 11:57 am

I would like the pink butterfly.

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26 yessica saenz October 20, 2011 at 3:49 pm

I would choose pink butterfly is so cute :)

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27 Laura Emerson October 20, 2011 at 8:13 pm

I love these. My son is 6 years old and mildly autistic. He is just now learning to tie his shoes and this would make it so much easier for him. I would choose the Baseball.
laura dot hopelessromantic dot emerson at gmail dot com

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28 norma Deere October 20, 2011 at 10:34 pm

My son would love these….

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29 Jodi Kershuk October 21, 2011 at 1:51 pm

My son would love the skulls~

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30 Barbara Hunt October 21, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Thanks for the great contest!
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31 Klady M October 21, 2011 at 5:37 pm

I would like the Shoelaces Black & White
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32 Gladys October 21, 2011 at 8:12 pm

Shoelaces Black & White for my son!
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33 Donna Marie October 21, 2011 at 8:31 pm

I would choose the pink butterfly design for my daughter.

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34 Donna K October 22, 2011 at 2:18 am

I would like the Loopeez Lizard

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