There are so many life skills for preschoolers to learn, and I love to create my own list of things that I would like for my children to learn each year and one of the skills for my little one to learn is ‘to tie his shoes'.
5 Resources for Preschoolers to Tie Their Shoes
I prefer to wait to buy a laced shoe until I have confidence that my child is able to do it themselves, although I do make some exceptions, but it is one of those things that help us get out of the house on time if each of my children can put their own shoes on.
To do this, I need to have some resources around the house to help learn the life skill of being able to tie their shoes.
- Red Lace, Yellow Lace – This spiral bound book is a great book that teaches each step needed to successfully tie shoes.
- One, Two Tie My Shoe! – These four chunky foam shoes are a perfect tool to teach your little one how to tie their shoes with colorful shoe strings and fun learning along the way.
- Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wood Lacing Sneaker – I love everything Melissa & Doug but this sneaker is a fun way for preschoolers to learn how to tie.
- I Can Tie My Shoes Board – This fun board has a left and right shoe, allowing the child to not only learn how to tie by about how to identify which foot is left and which is right.
- Melissa & Doug Basic Skills Board – I love this board, not just because it is Melissa & Doug, but because of the several skills that it teaches.
Recently, I saw this video online and was so impressed with this method to teaching this life skill that I thought I would share it with you here: