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How to teach kids to tie shoes

Teaching kids to tie shoes may sound like no big deal, we take our ability for granted. But if you really consider how to break it down, for  a small person accustomed only to velcro shoes, you’ll likely see that it is a big deal for the small person. The first thing to look for is readiness. Eye-hand coordination and the ability to follow 3 or more instructions are probably your best indicators. 

The best, strongest knot for shoe laces is demonstrated in this Ted Talk with Terry Moore.

There are traditionally 2 ways of tying shoes…

Bunny Ears and…

Traditional  Method

Now there’s a 3rd method! It’s called Magic Fingers

I just had to try this, and it worked well for me. This site refers to the technique as part of its “efficient” life skills.