Top positive review
I wish I'd purchased this sooner!!!
Reviewed in the United States on January 30, 2019
My son is on the autism spectrum and has struggled his entire little life with dexterity and fine motor skills. While being very intelligent, at ten years old he was still using velcro shoes because he could not tie his own shoes. We've tried for years, unsuccessfully, to teach him to tie his own shoes. (I think we all learn a certain way and that's what we try to pass on!)
This Christmas while looking for gifts for my niece I happened to see this book and thought, "What could it hurt?" If it was made for younger children than my son in mind, he surely would be able to follow along with it. I think my biggest fear was he'd find it to be "too baby-ish". But, I decided to go for it.
The day he got it, is the day he learned to tie his own shoes. He pulled it out, tried the various methods the book taught and one of them just clicked for him! And now, he proudly walks around in shoes that have NO VELCRO straps that he ties all by himself!
My only regret is I did not find this book sooner. It was a major milestone for my child.
I HIGHLY recommend this book to other parents, whether their child is on the spectrum, has some other development issues or just wants an easy, fun way to help their little ones learn to tie their own shoes!