It’s Velcro - the handy-dandy tool that allows
little-ones to put on their own shoes in record time.
Even with the magic of velcro....
I still consider shoe tying an important skill for kindergarten-age children. As with so many skills, practice makes perfect and a little fanfare doesn’t hurt either.
Held at stores across the nation, this free clinic for young children gives learners a proper time and place to learn to tackle those pesky laces.
cardboard cut-outs and two-toned laces make for perfect practice resources.
In less than 20 minutes, my son was tying with confidence and happy to walk out of the store with his balloon and free goodie bag.
The clinic was led by friendly store associates in the children's shoe department, and did not include any 'hard sell' tactics.
The goodie bag for young participants included a hand held video game with the goal of shooting down airplanes.