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When should I start teaching my DS1 how to tie his shoes?

He's going to be 4 in December. What was the easiest way your LO learned to tie their shoes?


Asked by tCzarn2 at 7:24 PM on Nov. 13, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • Probably 1st grade. My daughter (almost 4) has only slip-on and velcro shoes.

    Answer by _Tam_ at 9:34 PM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • ive been wondering the same thing! ive been teaching my girls whenever the chance comes.. but i swear they wear so many boots, flip flops, flats, and other shoes i hardly ever get a chance to show them how to tie a shoe!

    Answer by mohme2three at 7:28 PM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • I taught mine all by time they started school (4yo) I like the buuny rabbit song.

    Answer by raisingmen at 7:25 PM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • my son is 5 and cant tie his shoes but we are working on it. he didn't get shoe you tie till aug when he started school

    Answer by kcook55 at 7:50 PM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • I think the average age is 5-6 actually.

    Answer by lish2127 at 9:20 PM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • For boys, many don't learn until they are in 1st grade. So about 6 years old. My son didn't learn until he was 6.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:08 PM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • we started at age 4 with our kids but the older ones could not catch on until they were around 6. bad mommy move but we stuck/stick to velcro through kindergarten if possible, and they learn when they go into first grade, because the kindergarten teacher refuses to tie shoes.

    Answer by annanonnymommy at 11:43 PM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • my 3.5 still wears her shoes on the wrong feet half the time! I'll start working on tying when she gets that right all the time. She'll watch me tie them and try to do it sometimes

    Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 1:34 AM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • My youngest is just now learning - he's 4. All of my kids knew by the time they started kindergarten. After all, it's not the teacher's job to tie shoes - and if the teacher is busy tying shoes, she's not teaching!

    Answer by Gaccck at 8:35 AM on Nov. 14, 2010