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No more fumbling: Kindergartners can quickly grasp the art of shoe tying

Published: June 25, 2014, 10:52 am, by Debbie Kelley


The popularity of Velcro shoes and parents’ lack of time have resulted in a consequence: children are falling behind in learning how to tie their own shoes.

A former teacher, Eileen Sloan, believes she has come up with a solution. She’s created a shoe-tying tool to help kids learn this important skill.

EZLeaps is a decorative card, available in 12 designs, that guides children through the process and makes the “holding the laces” part more manageable for small hands. The produce costs $5.49 and is cheaper is bought in bulk. For more information, click here. A video of how it works can be seen here.