This giveaway is now over. The winner is Kelly F. Congrats!
Am I the only one who has noticed that kids shoes just don't come with shoe strings anymore? I personally think that if Madison actually had non velcro shoes, she may already know how to tie shoestrings. However, that isn't the case. She starts kindergarten in the fall, and I figure shoestring tying is something she'll probably need to know. That's where Tie Buddies come into play. Now, their site explains how they work way better than I could ever. However, they basically remove the loops you normally have when tying your shoes. It makes it about 100 times easier to teach them to tie.
Now, Madison isn't an expert yet. However, these have definitely take away some of the frustration she was having. We are also practicing on an old pair of daddy's shoes, so I am not sure if that is making it harder or easier for her (since his shoes are the only ones actually needing to be tied in the house). Your child still needs to practice tying, so this isn't going to happen overnight.
However, I would definitely recommend this product for any of you who have little ones who are needing to learn to tie their shoes. It definitely removed a lot of the frustration we were having. Now, I do have one of these to giveaway to one of my lucky readers. Here's what you need to do:
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This contest is for US residents and will end at April 21 at noon CST and is for everyone! Good Luck!!!