Learning to tie
shoelaces can produce a sense of
accomplishment and pride among young children.
Teachers, parents and families begin to teach basic
knots using a simple knot and build these skills
with a two-looped knot that resembles rabbit ears.
While two-looped knot involves more coordination to
hold the loops in place, this node follows the same
process as a single or start node.
Starting node serves as the basis for learning to
shoelaces. The beginnings of knot is also known
as a half-hitch or overhand knot. After having been
practicing and mastering the starting node, you can
customize the process to form other knots.
Hold a lace in each hand and pointing the laces in
opposite directions to form a "X "with the right
lace in front of the left lace
Telephone: (i.e. the left lace
pointing to the right and the right lace pointing
towards the left). Wrap the left lace around and
below the right string
Telephone: (between the lower leg "X"). Pull both laces each other to
flatten the bound threads to the surface and tighten
Fly tying shoelaces using rabbit ears follows the
same process as to bind a start node, so add a
rabbit ears knot on top of a starting node creates a
secure connection that does not loosen easily. When
you can bind a start node, expand your skills and
easily tie a two-looped knot
Telephone: (bunny ears).
Hold a blonde in one hand and fold it in half to
create a loop. Hold the middle of the loop with your
thumb and index finger. Create a loop with the
second string and hold the middle of the loop with
your thumb and index finger, so that each hand hold
a loop; both loops held together creates the bunny
ears. The right top of each loop in the opposite
direction to form a "X "(as in the starting node)
with the right loop in front of the left loop. Slide
the left loop around and under the right loop
(between the lower leg "X").
Pull the upper part of the left rabbit ear through
the legs. Hold on to the top of each rabbit ear and
drag these loops from each other in order to tighten
Teachers and families help children learn how to tie
shoelaces using the beginnings of knot and rabbit
ears loop knot through a simple story or song.
Websites such as A to Z Kids Stuff and
Songaah give a
collection of songs and stories to the
shoelace-tying, such as "Sad Bunny "history of
"Teepee Song "and even the
more recent SpongeBob SquarePants "Shoe-Tying Song.
"Strengthen practice by attaching the
laces to the cardboard, so the kids can practice on
a flat surface, before bending down to tie their own