I was told that this was one of the requirements to start kindergarten. My daughter is struggling with it greatly. I am sure that they are not going to deny her because she can not tie her shoes but if I don't send her in with laces will it really matter? What do you Mommies think?
Answer by adakbride at 12:41 PM on Jul. 2, 2010
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Answer by My3LittleGirls at 12:43 PM on Jul. 2, 2010
It wasn't a requirement for my son. They just want them to start practicing and zipping coats if they aren't already. My son learned to finally tie in the first grade.
Answer by Christine0813 at 12:43 PM on Jul. 2, 2010
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Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 1:20 PM on Jul. 2, 2010
As a first grade teacher, I wish all kids just wore slip on shoes or Velcro...LOL
That is dumb to REQUIRE before starting Kindergarten.
Answer by KairisMama at 2:18 PM on Jul. 2, 2010
It was a requirement when I was a kid but that's before Velcro became popular on shoes.
My kids didn't even own shoes with laces when they were in kindergarten (except my son) so I never worried about it. It's none of the school's business as long as they don't wear laced shoes.
My son had laces but we double knotted them and crossed our fingers that they wouldn't come undone. He had no choice because he had to wear dress shoes and we could only find laced ones.
By 1st grade the teacher said he had to learn, she wouldn't tie them any more (understandable with 10 boys in the class). He learned at 7 and is a pro now. My 7yo dd still doesn't know how and she's going into 2nd grade.
Answer by justanotherjen at 2:23 PM on Jul. 2, 2010
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