The children go through different phases in their life, during which they begin to learn to do something with their enormous satisfaction. One of the most desired and awaited goals is to know how to fasten shoes quickly and easily.
This result is one of the most difficult to obtain, because a practice that for adults is simple and hassle-free, for the little ones it becomes a complex movement that requires coordination with both hands. The mistake that a parent often makes is to become impatient and give up the task of teaching their child how to lace up shoes, which will resort to shoes without strings as a more practical and hasty solution.
With a little more patience, however, it would be easy to make the child independent and happy to be able to help to be ready to go to school without the help of mum.
This phase, which sooner or later accompanies all the little ones, can be anticipated by the parent themselves, who will be able to combine the latter with the pleasure of teaching their child to tie his/her shoes while playing. In this case some nursery rhymes come to the aid of mum and dad, whose ancient origins boast an ease of memorization, which thanks to the rhythm and rhymes, it has allowed these to be handed down until today.
The most famous and sung ditty by children is the following:
Bunny ears, Bunny ears, playing by a tree.
Criss-crossed the tree, trying to catch me.
Bunny ears, Bunny ears, jumped into the hole,
Popped out the other side beautiful and bold.
Another known nursery rhyme, very similar to the previous one, has a tee-pee as their subject:
Build a tee-pee, come inside
Close it tight so we can hide
Over the mountains and around we go
Here’s my arrow and here’s my bow! Singing one of these two ditties or both while explaining the movements to the child will make the child learn how to be independent, at least with regard to fasten the shoes.