Does your ten-year old know how to tie his shoes?
That’s not a crazy question.
To save staff time, many childcare centers require slip-ons or shoes with Velcro straps . Shoes with laces become more popular only when kids begin to “seriously” play sports, and need the extra security of a knotted lace.
Perhaps “teaching how to tie shoes”can be added to the summer “to do” list.