adidas wiki Kid’s as old as eight can’t tie their laces
It’s something considered to be a basic life skill and a part of everyday life but pre schoolers are more likely to be able to use an iPad than tie their shoelaces.
An international survey of 2200 mothers from Australia, New Zealand, the US and Europe has found children motor skills like tying shoelaces or riding a bike have been overtaken by tech knowledge.
According to the study, conducted by security company AVG, 19 percent of children aged two to five could use a smartphone while only nine percent could tie their laces.
Experts warn that parents who don teach their children how to tie their laces are hindering their development.
In addition, parents who give their children Velcro shoe alternatives have also been said to be delaying developmental milestones.
Manager of Athletes Foot at Springfield Central,
west of Brisbane, Ben Davis told News Corp knotting shoelaces was a simple motor function that children should be learning from an early age to give them a sense of independence.
schools require lace up shoes, kids can feel self conscious, Mr Davis said.
Child care centres are also encouraging parents to teach their little ones how to tie their laces as it is another great way to bond with their child.
Director of Amaze Childcare Centre, Lucy Cook told News Corp there just isn enough time in one day to be tying every child shoes.
is a skill that is needed for school because it takes up a lot of time if the teacher is tying 25 pairs of shoelaces regularly throughout the school day, Ms Cook said.