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The Easiest Way to Teach Kids Tie the Shoes – It Takes Less Than 30 Seconds!


Is your child having a hard time learning how to tie his/her shoes? Does your child always walk around with untied shoes? There is a particular shoe tying method that has proven to be the most effective one when it comes to teaching a child how to tie his/her shoes. Let me show you the easiest way to teach kids tie the shoes.

The reason why most parents find this shoe tying method as one of the most effective ones is that it doesn’t require their kids to hold one shoelace while manipulating the other, which is a great advantage if your child is having any dexterity problems or gets easily frustrated doing fiddly things.

My Experience Fitting Children’s Shoes – Over a Decade of Shoe Fitting Experience!

I have been working for a specialized children’s shoe store for over 10 years now that focuses on helping children with “complex” foot shapes as well as foot and leg problems, but we provide regular shoe fittings as well. Over the years I became familiar with the best shoe hacks.


Let me show you the easiest and most effective shoe tying method technique for children who are having difficulty learning how to tie their shoes.

The Easiest Way to Teach Kids Tie the Shoes 

1️⃣ Start by inserting the tip of the shoelaces in the top eyelet (shoe hole) of the shoes. Don’t cross the shoelaces just yet, take a look at the image below for clarification. As you can see we already created two loops or the famous “bunny ears” in a very simple and effective way.


2️⃣ Have your child grab each of the “bunny ears” and cross them (it will look like an “X”) just like the image below shows.


3️⃣ Pass one of the bunny ears through the hole – as shown in the picture below. Grab both “bunny ears” and pull.


4️⃣ Make another knot and you are all set!


Your children’s shoes should be tied now!

There is a particular type of shoelace that tends to stay tied better than the regular ones. You won’t have to worry about having to re-tie your kids’ shoelaces all the time or worry about the shoelaces becoming untied.

The Best Shoelaces for Children

This type of shoelace is durable and comes with “bumps” that help the shoelaces stay tied better. Below you can find the best shoelaces for kids:

Do you want to learn what is the most effective way to tie your kids’ shoes depending on whether your child has narrow, medium, wide, or extra wide feet? There is another article I wrote where I describe each shoe tying method in more detail. Go to the link below:

The Best Way to Tie Shoes – The Proven Method to Make Your Shoes Feel Better!

Children who wear orthotics can really benefit from wearing shoes that come with shoelaces, as they provide better support and more stability than shoes that come with velcro closure. The issue is that most parents are skeptical of providing their children with shoes that come with shoelaces until the child is ready to tie them.

There might be several reasons why your children might not be ready to tie their shoes and they range from problems with dexterity to getting easily frustrated doing fiddly things. No matter what the issue might be, now they can learn how to tie their shoes by following these 3 easy steps!

Have you found another particular shoe-tying technique that has worked well for your child? Please share your findings below so other parents can benefit from your experiences.


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