As many of you know, I have 3 children under the age of 6. My two older kids are 4 and 5 and are starting the process of tying their shoes. I’ve been trying for several months to teach them both how to tie their shoes. My son (the 4 year old) has had a hard time with the idea of it and sometimes the frustration got the best of him, as I’m sure many other children do at that age, but still showed an interest in learning. I’ve tried to teach my daughter (the 5 year old) the loop, swoop and pull motion, and at times, it seemed to work. Then when she would wear either flip flops or velcro shoes, she would forget how to tie her shoes when it came to wearing them. Like her brother, the frustration got the best of her.
Here comes the Loopeez
Coupon Friendly got the opportunity to review the product, Loopeez, which helps kids learn to tie their shoes in a fun way. When I received the product and read the directions, I was confused at how this would work and make it fun for the kids. I introduced it to my older two and we sat down and followed the directions:
1st, you cross the laces and pull
2nd, you place the Loopeez on the twist
3rd, you push the shoelace through hole to form a loop and you repeat with the other lace
4th, you cross the loops over
5th, you make a bow, pull tightly
Loopeez teaches, accelerates and simplifies!
“Teaching kids to tie their shoes using Loopeez shoe tying aid is simple. Loopeez are the first product of it’s kind to teach directly on the shoe by attaching to the laces, freeing up hands for easy tie and re-tie. Loopeez breaks the shoe tying process down, step by step making shoe tying simple. Shoelace tying is an essential skill and teaching your child with Loopeez is easier than ever. Kids learn to tie shoelaces fast, making learning to tie shoes fun.
We recoment trying our BI-Colored Shoelaces. With a bi-color shoelace figuring out where each “loop” goes is simple!” -Loopeez website
This product is also great for special needs children! Check out this, from their website as well:
“For special needs children and adults, shoe tying can be a frustrating process. Occupational Therapy & Rehabilitation patients often times need assistance tying or relearning how to tie their shoes. Loopeez shoe tying aid and our bi-color shoelaces are designed to be essential tools for teaching shoe tying, and in the assistance of rehabilitation. Loopeez act as an extra hand and the bi-color shoelaces are a visual aid.”
By the end of the day, my kids had fun learning how to tie their shoes in a different way. It was easy for them and now they have a great idea on how to tie their shoes. My daughter got more out of the product I would recommend this product to any of my mommy followers who have little children and are in the stage of tying their shoes.
To learn more about Loopeez and what they’re about, CHECK OUT THEIR WEBSITE HERE!
(Disclosure: Loopeez sent me their products to review. I was under no obligation to give them a positive review. The opinion I gave was my own.)
Warning: CHOKING HAZARD. Small Parts. Not for children under 3 years of age.