My son is that age where he can put on most of his shoes by himself. The problem is he gets mixed up with right and left, as most kids do, I suppose.
I saw a picture of shoe stickers like this online once and thought it was brilliant. If your kids need a hand with left and right too, give this a go.
Read the instructions below or check out my quick YouTube tutorial.
a piece of felt
good quality craft glue (non-toxic)
Cut small pieces of felt into shapes (go for shapes that don’t have pointy edges, see a list of ideas below) . Cut each shape in half. Stick the right side of the shape into the inner left of the right shoe, and the left sticker into the inner right of the left shoe. When you put the shoes together, they stickers should line up.
Here’s more shape ideas (for boys and girls):
- circles (soccer, tennis, basket, beach ball)
- squares or rectangles
- cars or other vehicles
- road signs
- bolts or other tools
The next time your child wants to put their shoes on, they can easily line them up. It may not solve the problem completely, but it’s definitely a start.
Hope this helps some kids out their still finding their feet (excuse the pun). As well as mummies or daddies that have the tiresome job of having to swap their kids shoes around all the time.