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Teaching a child to tie their shoelaces can be frustrating for both you and your child but this way is so easy, your child will learn to do their own shoes up quickly!

Watch the instructional YouTube video which includes easy step by step instructions:

I tried this and my son could do it! Fantastic.

Teach it to your kids and let me me know how you go. Please add your comment below.

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  • My kids picked this up at different speeds. I actually used an ice cream lid, drilled a few holes in it, and used an old shoe lace to make a threading game and practice the knot. It saved bending over to their feet, helped their fine motor skills, and let them watch me with the knot the right way round not upside down.

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  • Such a huge triumph when you learn to tie shoe laces.

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  • I thought my son was going to be a genius – he picked up this, and reading the time virtually instantly!

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  • I’m trying to do this at the moment. Will try this method and hopefully my son will master it and not freak out!

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  • Thanks for that. Slow and easy does it.

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  • We tried for ages to teach my son and he just couldn’t master it. In comes my sister to show my son, and in no time, he mastered it. Go figure!

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  • The lass in the video may think its easy peasy but a child may think differently .

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  • That’s for this, hopefully it will help!

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  • Thankyou. This is perfect timing. Something I’d been putting off. Thankgod for velcro shoes but he can’t wear them forever.

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  • I think this looks quite hard for a younger child. My kids first learned to tie laces the easy way (just make a double knot with 2 loops) and when they became a bit older they wanted to learn the harder way themselves.

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  • I think it is so much easier if you sit behind your child they can learn how you do it . in other words they are not watching you back to front!.

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  • We practised tying the bow on a cupboard handle – ours had nobs when I was a child. I also experimented on an outside tap.

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  • Oh thankyou, I have ben trying to teach my 11yr old ASD son for ages and it has been a nightmare. Hopefully this helps, will be definitely recommending for fellow ASD parents. xxx

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  • It can be so tricky. I saw one book that teaches so many important life skills like tying shoes.

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  • I’m bookmarking this for later down the track when I have to teach my kids to tie their shoelaces.

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