Can your child tie their shoe laces?

Young children are far more likely to knowhow to use a smartphone than to tie their shoe laces.

An international poll involving 6,017 parents, found two-thirds of Australian kids aged three to five years knew how to navigate a smartphone or iPad, 28% could operate a web browser, 70% could play a basic computer game, 58% could ride a bike, but only 8% could tie their shoe laces.

School can be daunting for first timers! It’s a very different world with new challenges and experiences for every child. Teaching children to tie their own shoe laces is an important step in sending them off to school. Creating independence and fine motor skills by learning this important life skill.

The Athlete’s Foot and their exclusive school shoe brand Ascent, have designed a School Ready program to prepare students for their first step into a school shoe. They run 30-minute in-school lessons that teach children the importance of foot health and prepares students for life in the school yard. The Athlete's Foot aim to help children feel that little bit more comfortable in their new school environment, making the transition to school that little bit easier.

Your child can learn the 9 steps to tie their shoe laces in a fun interactive session.
When: Monday 15 - Tuesday 16 January
Time: 10am - 2pm
Where: Kmart Court
Book a session with the Athlete's Foot Warriewood today! To see The Athlete's Foot School range click here.

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