Teach Kids to Tie Shoes in Less Than a Minute

Tying their own shoes is a great skill to learn before school starts!

By Macaroni KID July 27, 2023

As we head into the back-to-school season, there's one skill we can't overlook: Teaching our kids to tie their shoelaces!

We've got you covered! We found a way to teach kids to tie their shoelaces in a minute or less — really!

We know how challenging it can be to teach kids new things, especially involving intricate finger maneuvers and tiny knots. But fear no longer! This easy shoe-tying technique will have your little ones mastering this task in less than a minute and give them that triumphant "I did it!" moment.

So quit stressing over teaching your kid to tie their shoes before school starts and watch our video on how to teach your child to tie their shoes in less than 60 seconds. Prepare to be amazed!

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Did you catch that?

  1. Start with the standard starting knot.
  2. Loop the laces around your index fingers and thumbs in opposite directions on each side.
  3. Pinch the opposite lace and pull them through each other.

Practice together, and get ready for the "I-can-tie-my-own-shoes" victory dance.

Teaching your kids to tie their shoes is not just about practicality — it's a proud milestone that boosts their independence and confidence. Plus, their teacher will LOVE you.

Happy tying! 👟🎉