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Dangle that carrot!!!

Don’t forget to dangle the carrot!  Often in order to engage a child in motivating them to do something you have to up the ante! (I’m not proud, I’ll do anything to get a kiddo to work for me). Remember it shouldn’t be a costly carrot, but rather a carrot that will engage their attention…

Is that child that you are teaching how to tie struggling?

If they are challenged by this skill…think about their age? You may feel 4, 5 or 6-year-old are ready but aren’t capable…so there is quite a range. Also how is their hand function? Do they have a dominant hand yet? If not, maybe some more skills with both hands need to come first (bilateral integration). Until the 2 hands can…

Yes learning shoe tying takes time…(something we seem not to have any more)

 Every neuron is firing and wiring to be able to accomplish this new task!!! With practice (and as we know kids want to do grown up things) this child’s tongue will stay in his mouth, shoe tying will be automatic and he’ll be ready to surge forward to learn…handwriting? math facts? how to teach a…

Why can’t kids tie their shoes???

Is it a lost art? Velcro has made life so much easier… but I really think we should allow Velcro up until age 3 or 4, then learn to to tie and buckle. We can meet Velcro again in our sunset years when arthritis and other aging complications prevent us from seeing our feet regularly.  In my career…

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