Remember those little songs that helped teach you to tie your shoe?

child tying shoe - cartoon image of a child tying their shoe.
United States
October 14, 2007 3:03am CST
Do you remember those little songs or rhymes? I really wish that I remembered them! My daughter has been coming home these past few days with her shoes untied and she complained that her Kindergarden teacher told her that she WONT tie her or anyones shoes, she is a teacher and not your parent! Well WOW! I am sorry I think this is CRAZY! I can't understand this, we are working on her learning it but WOW! I can think of so many hazards that have 20 kids in 1 room and several with un tied laces! I seen on Friday almost half my daughters class come out with un tied shoes and all of us parents were bent over tying them. I asked her teacher about this and she said its painful for her to bend over, but she also WILL NOT let her classroom moms do this either! My daughter said that the moms have helped her with her shoes but only in the cafiteria or playground (places the teacher is not at) Im I the only one that thinks that this is stupid!? I can see fine it hurts her to bend but why cant the classroom moms help the kids out? I need from my fellow Mylotters those litle sayings to help kids with tying their shoes and fast! Thanks
3 responses
• China
15 Oct 07
as we usually say,one day teacher,and one life father,althought we usually use it to express the idea that we must appreciate and respect our teach in our lives,I think at the same time,during the period our children do not have enough ability to care themselves,our teacher should take over this responsibility to look out the children who in the condition without parents companying with especially.In another angle,someday we will have children of oueselves,what we will think about our children will be treated like this ? I think we should remember the fist sentence in the top during our lives,but we hope our teachers can treat our children as their own children
• United States
15 Oct 07
Im not sure if I completly understand your responce, but from what I am getting from it is that I shouldn't expect that the teacher will treat my child as I would, and yes that is true however I dont think that its fair for the teacher not to be willing to help the children out with things like tying shoes a month into kindergarden, especially with all the educational stuff they expect them to already know too. We are working on shoe tying however my daughters attempts sometimes come loose easily and then sometimes she trys and is not able to get it and so I feel then helping would save any child from getting hurt or even worst a trip to the Emergency Room! Thanks for your comment and welcome to my lot. Im glade I got to be your first discussion.
• China
16 Oct 07
to some extent,I agree with you just in this condition-our chidren do not have the ability to do this well,but our teacher do not help them by the reason of self-pride or others like this,it is not I hope,in fact,during the children in the school,especially the kindgarden,the teacher should take the full responsibility of the their safety,I hope this time you can have a clear apprehension.Thank you~~~
@maddysmommy (16235)
• United States
15 Oct 07
I've also been trying to teach my son to tie his shoes. I can't remember the rhyme/s that go with tieing them but whenever his shoes are untied, he always asks for help and gets it. I'm surprised at the reaction your child has received in response for tieing his shoes - i would be annoyed for sure by his teacher and room parent. I think that is a lousy excuse from the teacher - lousy! I bet yoru daughter would learn quickly if it came from the teacher, I know my son pays a lot more attention to the teacher than to me, when it comes to learning new things!!!!! I'll check on your post later because i need to learn the rhyme too!
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• United States
15 Oct 07
I do understand that my daughter does need to learn to tie her shoes however I think it is RUDE that her teacher wont help them with this, I guess it will take someones kid tripping before she changes her rules. Also I understand it may very well be painfull for her to bend down many times durring the day to help kids with their laces she did just turn 60, however she has plenty of classroom moms and we are all in are 20's or early 30's and have no problem helping with shoes, but the teacher does not let us do so in the classroom, so we do it outside of the class recess or lunch ect. Even the 7 and a half month prego mom will help them with their shoes so it is really annoying. Thanks for your comment!
@Dee351972 (743)
15 Oct 07
Hi, sorry i dont really remember any of those songs. I know one is like bunny ears or something. I do have a 5 year old that is learning to tie his shoes also. I tried helping him but i olny really can do it the one way. I do think it is wrong for the teacher not to try and help. Like you said she could least let them moms help. That is just plane mean of her not to let them help. The last few days my son has really been trying to tie his shoes and i think he got it. I think it is from school cuss i havent taught him the way he knows. He does some way that is hard for me.LOL
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• United States
15 Oct 07
Its ok I cant remember either, we are also working on it but I still feel that hey if they are getting frustrated (but are trying) its safer to make sure they arn't getting sent out to the blacktop and playground with shoe laces untied! I am one of the classroom moms and we all will help them outside of the classroom because the teacher doesnt come to the lunchroom and rarly comes to recess so we will tie them out there but we have been told NOT to several times. I think this is stupid! I really hope it never results in anyone getting seriously hurt! Because that will really P*$$ me off! Thanks for your comment and good luck with learning your sons method of shoe tying LOL!