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Teach your kids to tie their shoe laces

Use this step by step guide to teach your kids to tie their laces.

In this modern day and age of velcro shoes, the old tying of shoelaces seems to take a back seat. However, teaching your child to tie their own shoelaces, is a simple task but it improves your child’s cognitive skills.

So though for a child, the whole twisting and turning and the complicated tying of the bunny ears looks like a very difficult task to accomplish, this step by step guide will help you out.

First is the traditional way of tying the shoelaces.

Traditional Method

Step 01

Take one lace in each hand and cross it over to make an X. Put one of the ends into the bottom part of the X and pull the two ends tight.

Step 02

Now make a loop out of each lace, resembling a bunny ear.

Step 03

Next, is to make the two bunny ears cross over each other to form an X.

Step 04.

Now put one bunny ear jump into the bottom part of the X (just like step 01, instead of the lace, now it is the bunny ear).

Step 05.

Now pull both the ears tight, so that its proper knot.

Here is a video which will explain the bunny ears method of tying shoelaces.

Now in case you have difficulty in understanding the steps above, we at Deetox have found a trick to make it more easier.

Easy method

Step 01

Take one lace in each hand and cross it over to make an X. Put one of the ends into the bottom part of the X and pull the two ends tight.

Step 02

Repeat the process again, cross the laces to make a X, put one of the ends into the bottom of the X but just leave it loose and don’t pull the two ends tight.

Step 03

Now take one end of the shoelace back into the centre. just so much that it is halfway (you can see the bunny ear is loosely formed)

Step 04

Repeat step 03 with the other lace end too, so that in the end there are two bunny ears loosely formed.

Step 05

Now catch both the bunny ears together and pull them tight!

Easy! Watch the video to help you understand.

Now let the child tie their shoelace in whichever way it suits them and see their smile when they finally master it. You can also make a cardboard shoe for their trial. All you need is a cardboard and a shoe outline, you can make your child colour it if they want to!

Enjoy, have fun and let us know how it went and which method you chose. Write to us at thoughts@deetox.com or simply put a comment below.

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