kids putting on their own shoes

Tasha - posted on 06/22/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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so, my babies cant seem to get the concept of putting their shoes on the correct foot. Sometimes they get them right but if i dont catch it in time they will literally walk around like that all day if i let them. any suggestions on how to get them to notice that they are on wrong? they dont wear character shoes so i cant say make sure the character is on the outside but i'm sure there is a way that i'm not thinking of.....HELP!!!

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Kylie - posted on 06/22/2009

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I think it just takes time and practice to get it right. Watch them while they are putting their shoes on and tell them they get have on the wrong feet before they do up the buckles or laces. Do they know their left and right sides? you could always put a sticker in the right shoe and teach them the sticker goes on the right.

My daughter has been putting on her shoes by herself for almost two years and some days she gets them in the wrong feet and doesn't notice. I just say woops wrong feet and we swap them over.

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