What age did your child learn...

United States
July 6, 2007 12:29pm CST
What age did your child learn how to tie his/her shoes? I was thinking about starting to teach my son how but am wondering if it's the right time. My son is 5. Turns 6 in one month. I was hoping that he would know how to tie before Kindergarten but I know that a lot of kids don't even know how to tie their shoes until like 1st or 2nd grade. When did your child learn?
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• United States
7 Jul 07
It has more to do with dexterity in the fingers and fine motor skills then age. My oldest was 5 1/2 when we started showing her how and she could do it by the time she turned 6 but not well (they always came undone after a few minutes). But there were kids in her Kindergarten class that tied like an expert. My son is now 5 1/2 (6 in October) and he is no way ready to learn. He is just learning to hold a pencil right and manipulate his toys with ease. My 4yo is like him. They will learn when they are ready.
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@Newbie11 (197)
• United States
6 Jul 07
I think 6 and 7 years is the right time to teach a child to learn to tie his or her shoe.However the right time to learn depends on the child.
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• United States
6 Jul 07
I started to teach my son when he turned 5. The best way to practice is with a old shoe just sitting on a chair not on their foot. He learned quick enough but it took til he was about 6 1/2 to have it completely mastered. Where the bow was tight enough and do it on his own foot not the shoe on the chair
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