Ora et labora
~St. Benedict

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Tie Buddy

Recently we found out that although Little T learned how to tie his shoes at the beginning of the school year, he became weak at this skill because not enough practice was given.  Okay, his Converse got too small and velcro shoes were bought in a pinch...there you have the confession.

Right now we are in a tying frenzy and it has been fun experimenting with different things around the house.  We always have plenty of paper towel rolls, so the Tie Buddy was born.

Yarn from our craft closet was used as the laces.  Once punching holes in the tube with the back of a paint brush, the yarn was threaded through and then knotted (nearest to the holes) and set with white craft glue so it would not pull out when tying commenced.

Tying laces helps a child improve upon fine motor skills, dexterity, hand-eye coordination, confidence, and independence.

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