One, Two Buckle My Shoes!

One, Two Buckle My Shoes! (Poem, a tercet)

crop kid tying shoelaces on sneakers

One, Two Buckle My Shoes! (Photo by Allan Mas on
One, two, buckle my shoes 
the day has yet to come through
a second more, let me snooze!

Three, four, open the door
slumped with backpack on the floor
legs out-stretched to the fore

Five, six, pick up stick
left, right, which is which?
putting them on without a hitch


At what age, do most kids learn to tie their own shoelaces?Β 

My kids made it at about six to eight years of age.

Velco shoes were an easy alternative!




  1. Ab says:

    We’re still in the Velcro stage at 6. Not gonna bother about it until 7 or 8. Got enough other things to fuss about. πŸ˜†

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    1. Yea, take your time! When T is ready! πŸ˜ŠπŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

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  2. My eldest struggles with tying laces and will always look out for slip-ons. She is now 17!

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  3. My eldest could tie his shoelaces before five years old, while his younger brother would still be in his bedroom in his pyjamas while all the other children were walking by on their way to school! Grandchildren all have Velcro!

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    1. Haha.. good to watch kids growing up!

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  4. Garfield Hug says:

    Haha…I tie my laces loose enough for me to slip on and off. 😝

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      1. Garfield Hug says:

        Yup for lazy me. Velcro still need to bend. Cos of my spinal issues I learnt short cuts and it works. Dead knots for laces so it does not become undone


      2. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘


  5. My nine year old granddaughter has shoes that are always tied. They have a zipper on the side that lets her get in and out of her shoes. She has never learned to tie shoes.

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    1. Ah, that is a good idea! When she grows older, she will want to know how to like others do!πŸ˜ŠπŸ™πŸ™πŸ™


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