On our last visit to the shoe shop they had sold out of Katie’s usual velcro trainers. I was all ready to order a pair but she was rather taken with a pair that laced. My heart sank but the man in the shop issued an ultimatum…

Santa doesn’t visit children who can’t tie their laces!

I thought this was genius. Given that it’s still almost three months until Christmas anyone would think this was a perfectly reasonable time frame. Katie however has wanted to learn immediately.

The slight hiccup is that tying laces is actually insanely difficult to teach let alone learn! All this grow a tree malarky with bunnies hopping about is actually pretty tricky. So, I set about finding an easier way and here we have it….

The easiest way to tie shoes!

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And there we have it…

Whilst I’m not sure it’s the most secure knot it seems fine when double knotted. I’m hoping the ‘traditional’ method will soon follow but for now – we’re happy with this!


The Easiest Way To Tie Shoes | Teach your kids how to tie their shoes overnight with this super simple method. With only 4 steps they can have lace up shoes to race around the playground without needing your help www.edinburghwithkids.com

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