Dressing Frame: Lacing

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  • Two flaps of cloth with five shoelace holes on both sides, on a wooden frame.


This is an individual presentation.


  1. Directress shows the child how to untie the shoelace.
  2. Untie the knot.
  3. Pull lace out from each hole, one by one, starting from the bottom.
  4. Starting from the top, insert the shoelace into the first hole on the right side of the flap, through the first hole on the opposite side of the flap.
  5. Make sure the shoelace is at equal length at both sides of the shoe by holding the shoelaces end up straight.
  6. Adjust the position to make sure the ends meet.
  7. Starting from the right, insert the shoelace through the bottom of the second hole on the left side of the frame.
  8.  Then on the left, insert the shoelace through the bottom of the second hole on the right side of the frame.
  9. Continue doing this, alternating between right and left, till the end.
  10. Tie a bow.

Control Of Error

There is a shoelace hole opposite each other.

Points Of Interest


Direct aims:

  • To teach a child how to tie and untie shoe laces.

Indirect aims:

  • To develop the child's eye hand coordination.
  • To develop the child's fine motor control.
  • To develop the child's concentration.
  • To develop the child's independence.
  • To satisfy the child's need for order.