My son is 4 and very independent. I created these shoe tying printable's to help him learn how to tie his shoe and become a pro at lacing them. I made it in august of 2019 and we practiced twice a month for about 10 minutes.
With the help of these printable cards he is officially tying his shoe! Which is awesome! However, I do have to add on an additional 10 minutes to our time before heading out the door. He likes for his laces to be perfect, so we continue to practice until he feels like he's a pro at it.
When I teach him something new I like to start by reading a book on the topic. Ashur loves Pete the Cat. So we had to checkout Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes . In this book Pete the Cat is a cool cat that doesn't let any little thing ruin his day. He steps in piles of messes but no matter what happens to his shoes Pete keeps movin' and groovin' and singing his song.
You can purchase Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes on amazon or check it out at your local library.
Supplies You'll Need
Paper or cardstock
One hole punch
Shoe laces or string
Print out the lacing cards onto paper or card-stock, laminate it to make it durable and use the hole punch to punch holes into the shoes. Find some old shoelaces to use to lace them up.Tape your shoe lacing card down on a hard surface. For example you can use the table or a small box.
This is a fun way for kids to learn to tie their own shoelaces and they don't take long to make.
If you'd rather not create your own shoe tying card check out other options to help your child below.
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