Post by namastebiotches on Mar 13, 2017 12:37:34 GMT -5
We do & have for a while. DS does NOT know how to tie them though. LOL I double knot them & for the most part they last through the day or he'll get help from the teachers/adults at school on the rare occasion they don't. I usually know when that happens because the laces will be tied very weird so I'm assuming he will usually attempt to do it & then seek help or they just tie them strange, who knows. From volunteering in the classroom, most kids do not know how to tie their shoes & if they do, they are really not efficient anyway. I wouldn't stress it.
Thanks namastebiotches ! Do you think should get her the sneakers with the laces she picked out? Or is it a complete PITA and would be better to try to steer her to a pair with Velcro?
It's really not that bad. DS is super active & if he can keep his laces situated after a full day of school most days, I'm sure you'll have no problem with your DD if she really really loves the sneakers but then again kids always change their minds so maybe if you go again, she'll end up falling for a pair with velcro & then that keeps it easy for a little longer!
Post by skategirl128 on Mar 13, 2017 13:17:30 GMT -5
I tie shoes on a regular basis! My 3's class cannot tie and my 4's class is about 50/50. However, if they can tie for themselves it definitely isn't strong enough to hold.
I'd say I tie laced shoes twice a day per child even with double knots from home. Before lunch and gym I check and always they need fixed after gym and recess. It's a part of the job and no big deal. We call it our shoe check. We encourage the kids to be in shoes they can put on independently, but that does not include tying them.
Most of the kiddos wear tie shoes in my classroom. Like I said it's not big deal and truly a parent preference.
We are open to either style for LO. If you buy laced ones and end up with issues keeping them tied, you can switch out laces for either those curly ones that you don't have to tie or a piece of elastic of similar size to a shoe lace that you knot and leave tied (the fact that they are elastic then allows the shoes to be slipped on and off).
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