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My son's laces are always coming untied. He can do the knot, but his laces are very loose and I can't get him to tighten the knot. What can I do to help him? His shoes are always coming untied and everyone gets tired of retying them.
It sounds as if the muscles in his hands and fingers are in need of strengthening. I haven't finished the page on hands and handwriting yet, but there are many things you can do. Since I don't have my page finished, please go to http://www.ot-mom-learning-activities.com. This lady has a number of great exercises that can be done with your child. It must be done everyday to make improvements. Also, you must have your child follow the directions in the specific way outlined. People with weak muscle strength have a tendency to avoid or compensate for the weakness and just like any exercise can be hard at first, it's important to word at it. Once you go to the sight, look down the left column and click on "fine motor skills". Let me know how things go.
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