*NOTE: This is a kindergarten skill, but we’re sharing here because many preschoolers are advanced. If your preschooler is ready for this skill, feel free to teach it!
If you’d like to build your preschooler’s life skills, make sure that you don’t forget about helping them tie shoes.
WHY PRESCHOOLERS SHOULD TIE SHOES
Learning to tie shoes is an important step in developing your preschooler’s self care skills, as well as their fine motor skills. Fine motor skills are important for building the small muscles in your preschooler’s fingers, hands, and wrists. These muscles help your preschooler learn to do things like properly hold a pencil, and cut with scissors. Your preschooler will be expected to be able to do these things in kindergarten, as well as be able to dress themselves. Learning to tie their own shoes helps build your preschooler’s confidence, and encourages them to handle their own needs rather than rely on others.
5 ACTIVITIES TO HELP PRESCHOOLERS TIE SHOES
Click any image below to see detailed instructions on how to do the activity.