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Can your five year old....

Posted by on Feb. 26, 2013 at 2:40 PM
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...tie his shoes? Mine can not, and he gets SO upset. Is there a training video, or something I could do to help him? How did you get your child to do it?? I LOOOVE velcro, but I thought he would be old enough now to tie shoelaces!

by on Feb. 26, 2013 at 2:40 PM
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SunshineBird
by on Feb. 26, 2013 at 2:41 PM

My 5 year old DD can't tie her shoes yet either. I remember learning when I was six so I'm not going to pressure her. 

gabeybaby07
by Silver Member on Feb. 26, 2013 at 2:42 PM

nope - havent even attempted it. we have shown him, but hes not interested. We are cool with velcro or slip ons - or just tying the laces when they are untied. I do not think i learned until i was like 7

New.OrleansLady
by Platinum Member on Feb. 26, 2013 at 2:42 PM
Just sit there have patience and work on it. You don't need a training video.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Feb. 26, 2013 at 2:42 PM
Get lacing cards, they work wonders!
Logan_Bellasmom
by Ruby Member on Feb. 26, 2013 at 2:43 PM

Bella almost can she has been working on it for a while now.

New.OrleansLady
by Platinum Member on Feb. 26, 2013 at 2:43 PM
I dont remember when I learned. It was before 1st grade but I'm thinking 6 ish


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Just sit there have patience and work on it. You don't need a training video.

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Samanthamommy
by on Feb. 26, 2013 at 2:43 PM

He needs to learn how. They don't just become old enough and then know how. 

Yes, my 5 year old knows how. Teach your son the bunny ears trick.

livingforthem83
by Gold Member on Feb. 26, 2013 at 2:44 PM
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My children couldn't tie their shoes until they were 7.

BamaMommy2
by Angel.N.Disguise on Feb. 26, 2013 at 2:44 PM

My children are only 4 and 2. We haven't even started trying to teach my oldest yet. I think there's a cute little rhyme that's supposed to help. Check YouTube for videos.

Jinxed8
by Gold Member on Feb. 26, 2013 at 2:44 PM

because of velcro shoes I never thought my DD to tie her shoes - she learned when she was 7.   There was no struggle there either 1 time, 1 shot, 1 try- done. 

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