Apr 4, 2009

Tie Buddies.....Teach them to tie in NO TIME! (GIVEAWAY)

Giveaway has now ended...

Congrats PAM!

Pam said... Love the race cars for my nearly 3 yr. old son!
(Just emailed you)

Shoe Tying....

I am going to put this one right up there with potty training. Ok, it may not be as bad as potty training but it takes a lot of patience.

(Something I am running very low on these days.)
I can still remember learning to tie my shoes when I was a kid.
My uncle taught me. I actually learned to tie my shoes and blow a bubble all in the same day.
Guess what?
*Now I know this is going to sound strange but it's true.
My oldest daughter learned to tie her shoes one weekend.
Guess who taught her?
My brother!! *her uncle if you are a little slow (LOL!)
Guess what else?
That same weekend my son learned how to blow a bubble with bubble gum.
WEIRD HUH!!
Anyways....back to my point.
Shoe tying is something I never look forward to. I would rather just let the kids wear velcro shoes for the rest of their life.
However, I know it must be taught. I wouldn't want the other kids to embarrass them or anything.
Tie Buddies makes teaching them to tie their shoes so much easier.
It's a mom invented product and those are always the BEST!
A little about Tie Buddies:
Tie BuddiesTM will revolutionize when and how children learn to tie their shoes. With Velcro and slip-ons the average age of children learning to tie has increased with some children learning as late as 9 or 10.Tie BuddiesTM offer children ages 3-9 the independence of tying their own shoes while quickly teaching them a method which is based around characters and stories depicted on the Tie BuddiesTM themselves. Tie BuddiesTM first offering includes one design each for boys and girls but rest assured more great characters are to come!
Since the BIG GIRL can already tie her shoes I decided to use these with the lil man.
After inserting the two tie buddies on each shoe, there are only 9 other steps involved.
It's kind of difficult to explain in words so I better direct you HERE where you can see what I am talking about.

*It's really simple, I promise.

Also, there were some suggestions on the website to use a little story as you go along. We used the race car story and that really got him in the mood to tie some shoes.
I am going to say that it took us a good 4 days to get this down pat. Which is not long at all for beginners. I am so happy that he can tie his own shoes now because that boy likes to take his shoes off at least ten times per day. Momma got tired of tying those things!
(I'll be glad when flip flop season rolls around.)
AMEN?
Now we are trying to perfect the double knot. I don't get it....
It's the same exact thing as tying a normal knot but he just can't understand that! lol
Oh well....
one thing at a time.
Save your sanity and buy Tie Buddies!
or just keep them in velcro for the rest of their lives....I am sure they won't mind.
yeah.right

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Would you like to win a package of Tie Buddies ?
I have one to give away.
All you have to do is visit the Tie Buddies website, browse around.
Come back here and let me know which package/theme you would like to try.
This giveaway will end on Saturday, April 11th and a winner will be notified.

44 comments:

MOMFOREVERANDEVER on April 4, 2009 at 3:50 PM said...

the cars look sweet

Think about it on April 4, 2009 at 3:57 PM said...

i liked the Mixed Case Girls Fairy and Magic Wand Boys Race Cars, just rememeber not for kids under 3, they have a choking hazard.

mverno on April 4, 2009 at 4:11 PM said...

like the red and green racecars mverno@roadrunner.com

Pam on April 4, 2009 at 4:32 PM said...

Love the race cars for my nearly 3 yr. old son!

melacan at hotmail dot com

Shannon on April 4, 2009 at 6:30 PM said...

fairy and magic wand.

mom2anutball on April 4, 2009 at 11:49 PM said...

I would like the Fairy and Magic Wand! Thanks for the chance! hawkgirl_16 {at} hotmail {dot} com

Colleen on April 5, 2009 at 6:56 AM said...

With my girly girl... I would definitely go for the fairy magic wand set.

Celeste on April 5, 2009 at 11:48 AM said...

Fairy & Magic Wand :)

contact me at:
celeste@mail4me.com

SoBella Creations on April 5, 2009 at 5:15 PM said...

I would go with the fairy theme. I just had to buy my daughter new sneakers for school. Because she needed a more supportive shoe. So we went with New Balance. Now we have laces to tie. I hope she learns easily. These would be great!

Sue on April 6, 2009 at 12:38 AM said...

I like the Red and Green Race Cars. Very cute!

noreen on April 6, 2009 at 2:02 AM said...

Fairy and Magic Wand, my girls love fairies but they do love cars too

ktanjatk on April 6, 2009 at 3:02 PM said...

I like Fairy and Magic Wand

Deanne02 on April 6, 2009 at 3:43 PM said...

I'd love to try the red and green race cars!!

justicecw on April 6, 2009 at 4:10 PM said...

The red and green race cars would be perfect for my son! Thanks for the chance, justicecw@hotmail.com

dolls123 on April 6, 2009 at 7:39 PM said...

Red and Green Race Cars

luckydolls123[at]verizon[dot]net

Sarah on April 6, 2009 at 7:49 PM said...

We'd love the fairy and magic wand tie buddies!
bs.webster at sbcglobal dot net

Pam on April 6, 2009 at 9:48 PM said...

I like the red and green racecars.

melacan at hotmail dot com

Jenndiggy on April 6, 2009 at 9:51 PM said...

I like the race cars!

Heather M on April 7, 2009 at 1:07 AM said...

Fairy and Magic wand for my daughter! Thanks

hmahan_0529 @ yahoo dot com

The Jacobsen Family! on April 7, 2009 at 2:34 PM said...

Race cars for us! Thanks!
garyandalesha at cox dot net

Suzie G. on April 8, 2009 at 1:10 AM said...

Great idea! I'd like the fairy and magic wand set.

Kyndra on April 8, 2009 at 2:42 AM said...

I would love to try the Fairy and Magic Wand theme Tie Buddies! What a great idea!

themeimlookingfor at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Without a doubt we would love the Race Cars. My 2 year old seems to do anything that involves wheels.

amynhtown@yahoo.com

Molly K on April 8, 2009 at 11:21 AM said...

We have been working on this for awhile now and he just doesn't get it. I would love to try the Race Cars.

mogrill on April 8, 2009 at 1:54 PM said...

The fairy and magic wand is super cool! Thanks for the chance.

mogrill@comcast.net

Colleen said...

I like the Fairy and Magic Wand style
inman@Mobap.edu

Sherry R on April 8, 2009 at 5:13 PM said...

My favorite is the Red and Green Race Cars!

jnkrim (at) qwestoffice (dot) net

casey aubut on April 8, 2009 at 7:12 PM said...

I would go with the race cars!
cassandra@aubut.net

beth on April 8, 2009 at 9:06 PM said...

For my daughter I would pick the Girls Fairy and Magic Wand set. THank you
tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

Jinxy and Me on April 8, 2009 at 9:42 PM said...

I like the Race Cars!

Sahm Lee on April 8, 2009 at 9:53 PM said...

I would love either sine I have one boy and one girl! Thanks for the contest!
airalynn(@)gmaildotcom

Angie on April 8, 2009 at 10:59 PM said...

My dd is learning shoe tying right now!! She would love Fairy and Magic Wand.

MAC Mom on April 8, 2009 at 11:57 PM said...

My favorite tie buddies is the "Fairy and Magic Wand" ones. I hope this can help my daughter tie her shoes. I teach her using the bunny ears trick. Thanks

jesskaufman{at}hotmail{dot}com

Teresa on April 9, 2009 at 5:03 AM said...

Love the race cars!

tweetyistruckin@yahoo.com

Julie said...

love the fairy magic wand!!!

Jenn on April 9, 2009 at 2:26 PM said...

Love the race cars for my 4 year old son!

jennifernew81 at hotmail dot com

masonsgranny59 on April 9, 2009 at 3:40 PM said...

heart the race cars:) ty 4 the awesome giveaway and 4 the entry:)

Candie on April 9, 2009 at 7:51 PM said...

I like the red and green race cars. I know the kids would like it. THank you.

candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

julie said...

subscribed to your blog!!!




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Gianna on April 9, 2009 at 9:03 PM said...

I love the race cars.. my son just loves cars :)

bndraldy on April 9, 2009 at 9:04 PM said...

My favorite is the Red and Green Race Cars. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway!

Miss Heidi said...

I like the Fairy and Magic Wand. Thanks.

sweet_soul_sistermi@yahoo.com

trixpixel on April 11, 2009 at 9:36 PM said...

Would like the Fairy and Magic Wand set for my daughter. :)

Tylerpants on April 11, 2009 at 10:21 PM said...

What a nifty product! I'd like the Red and Green Race Cars set for my son please. Thanks!

 

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