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Re: shoe tying
[ Thread ][ Subject ][ Author ][ Date ]wduncan
Thu, 15 Jul 1999 15:48:56 -0500
When I was in Kindergarten, lets see. . . . . 1948, I think, there was a
list of 50 things I should learn.
On the pretest I got 49 items checked off going in. You guessed it, I couldn't
tie my shoes. After a year of practice on a neat little wooden shoe (I
remember it well) I left kindergarten not knowing how to tie my shoes.
Hey, "So Big" my nine year old grandson can untie my shoes, that's a start. I
do remember some other things fondly, naps on a rug and a little girl who would
only sit in her chair if she could put the hem of her dress over the back of
the chair first, fond memories. . . . indeed.
Please don't make those poor kids practice tying shoe strings all day long,
every day. Let them finger paint,
and take naps, and look at those pink panties.
peggy woolsey wrote:
> >We used duck fabric or
> >anything heavy, put grommets in them just like a shoe and had a shoestring
> >attached at the frame. The children loved them! They would lace up, tie and
> >untie all day!
> We had a cooperative kindergarten going when my kids were little. I took
> shoe boxes and painted a big old shoe on each one, very whimsical, colorful
> etc. Put brand new shoelaces in the tops of the box, and yes, they were
> pretty fascinating for the kids.
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