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    Ok. Thanks for this thread. In a few years time when my boys start school I will happily buy the teacher disposable gloves so that there isn't any excuse not to tie a little boys shoe laces.

    How sad that noone would tie his shoe laces. That's slack.

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    I couldn't do bows until wayyyy into primary school. I just couldn't get it.

    Then finally someone showed me the method where you get the 2 loops and tie them together. Once I learnt that way I was able to see how the normal way ( with one loop & a string that wraps around) worked and could do both.

    Maybe show your kids this way??
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    And my son is in Kindy, they ask you to send them in shoes that they can put on themselves. That said I doubt one of his teachers would leave laces hanging...


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    Quote Originally Posted by lolly137 View Post
    With my DD, her Kindy teacher willingly helped the parents by having an exercise in class where they had a shoe box that they tied up, then they practised at home. She also helped the children when they came undone throughout the day. DD was able to tie her laces by 3/4 of the way through Kindy.
    I don't have kids in school yet but that sounds like a great idea? If tying shoes seems to be a big problem
    ( especially in those schools that don't allow Velcro) why wouldn't that be something you would teach kids in kindy? Isn't that what teachers are supposed to do -teach?

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    Oh for goodness sake - tie the poor kid's shoes! Far out!

    Does that mean then if little johnny trips over and smashes his teeth in that the teacher that was asked and refused could be sued? In this day and age of public liability I would have though teachers would be a bit more aware of their duty of care.

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    Sorry EM, I disagree. It is a parents job to teach a child to tie their laces.

    It's great if you have a teacher who is willing, but it shouldn't be expected.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    I don't have kids in school yet but that sounds like a great idea? If tying shoes seems to be a big problem
    ( especially in those schools that don't allow Velcro) why wouldn't that be something you would teach kids in kindy? Isn't that what teachers are supposed to do -teach?
    Generally, children do not have the manual dexterity to brush their own teeth properly until the age of 8 so I wouldn't expect many kindy children to know how to tie their laces. This being the case, would you expect your child's primary teacher to set time to teach lace tying? If so, what would you remove from the lower primary curriculum so that these type of skills can be taught?

    OP, I don't mean to sound patronising, but are your sure the conversation between your son and teacher is accurate?

    I've never refused to do a child's laces. Forgotten, yes. Denied and sent them on their way, no. But I have tied laces and asked students if they are practicing this skill at home. I've also asked students to tuck their laces into their shoes while I tend to more pressing matters and simply forgotten. None of these things make me a heartless, unprofessional or slack teacher.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bellalika View Post
    I think a lot of us teachers are being misquoted. Most of us have said that we *will* tie laces but *prefer* not to and *encourage* peer based learning. Other than the OP I can't see a single teacher that refuses to tie laces yet many are implying that is what we did say.

    Sorry, but it irritates the crap out of me when everyone jumps on the "hang sh*t on the teacher" bandwagon without reading carefully. Personal vent over.

    (4under4, I was typing while you posted. Sorry.)
    Hi Bellalika,

    I have read through the posts very carefully and there have been a couple of posts here that have specifically said that they would not touch a boys shoe laces. Dont know if that poster is a teacher or not.

    Also other pps have said that their teachers have said that they wont tie laces so I am not hanging anything on anyone...just reading what is being posted and responding accordingly.

    In my post I said specifcally 'some' teachers...not all teachers.

    So it appears I am being misquoted as well.

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    My son has never been super quick with developmental stuff, so I think I would just send velco, no matter what the school says, until he can do his laces.

    Why don't the schools take a more practical approach to the type of footwear to stop these problems?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sloppykissesmonsterhugs View Post
    OP, I don't mean to sound patronising, but are your sure the conversation between your son and teacher is accurate?
    No not patronising! I need to follow up with the teacher to find out what happened and why anyway.

    I certainly dont want to attack her or anything. So the post was to see if maybe there was a policy about teachers and shoe laces that I didnt know about and I was after some opinions before I approached her.

    Naturally going to the source to sort it is best...but I was a bit disappointed yesterday and maybe that came off a bit harsh in my original post.

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    The school I was going to send DD to had a 'laces only' policy. When I expressed my concern that DD was only just 5 and couldn't tie her laces the teacher laughed cruelly and said "oh don't worry they learn pretty quick otherwise they'll be tripping over all day". I could have slapped her. Instead I did the mature thing and decided not to send DD to that school....lol


 

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