A pair of cool black and purple boots are just longing to be worn.. but they can't... until the owner can tie her shoelaces!
As a teacher, I understand the need for children to be independent; dress themselves, do their zips, take out their own earrings for swimming (yes, yuck) and change their own shoes. Hence these lovely shoes cannot yet be worn.
Wood Lacing High-Top to the rescue!
The diagram on the bottom of the shoe helps parents and teachers figure out how to tie a shoelace. It turns out that something you do every day is actually quite a process.
We used the over, under and then introduced a big tree and a bunny who runs around the big tree, into the bunny hole and off pops he. I think it is a knitting rhyme but works well here too.
Yeah, after much practice, one lace done. Much more practice needed but it is a great start!
How do you encourage independence in the classroom or home?
Would you like to win a Wood Lacing High-Top?
All you need to do is one of the following:
- Leave a comment (here or on Quality Classroom's facebook page)
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Before Friday November 23rd, 2012, 4 pm Central Time.
This contest is open to Canadian residents only.
Looking forward to hearing from you and good luck!