A pair of cool black and purple boots are just longing to be worn…but they can’t…until the owner can tie her shoelaces!
As a teacher, I understand the need for children to be independent; dress themselves, do their zips, take out their own earrings for swimming and change their own shoes. Hence these lovely shoes cannot yet be worn.
Wood Lacing High-Top to the rescue!
The diagram on the bottom of the shoe helps parents and teachers figure out how to tie a shoelace. It turns out that something you do every day is actually quite a process.
We used the over, under and then introduced a big tree and a bunny who runs around the big tree, into the bunny hole and off pops he. I think it is a knitting rhyme but works well here too.
Yeah, after much practice, one lace is done. Much more practice needed but it is a great start!
How do you encourage independence in the classroom or at home?