Monday, October 19, 2009

Tie Buddies review and giveaway



I have seen Tie buddies here and their. I checked out their website to see what they were. This is what they said.


"Tying your shoes is a small but essential skill, one you use for the rest of your life. Help your little one learn faster with Tie BuddiesTM. These cute, kid-friendly devices act as easy pull-tabs for small hands, taking messy loops out of the equation. The happy characters make a game of it, resulting in a strong knot and even stronger recall. "

After reading that, I knew I had to try tie buddies. A fun way to teach my child to tie his shoes. Today we babysa a little girl. She is 4. After the third time she said Jessica my shoes needs tied. Lightbulb . I ran to get the tie buddies. I looked at the instruction and easily put them on. I tried it first to show her how to do it. 

Then it was her turn. First she did the x she already knew how to do this.  Then she held the cars and zoomed one around the other. The she made one car go in the tunnel and she pulled. She tied her shoes! I couldn't believe it, she couldn't believe it. She didnt need to make bunny ears the part that always fell out of her fingers. Holding on to the nice sized cars was prefect. We did this a couple more times I cant wait for her mom to come home to see what she can do.

More about tie buddies.

 Tie Buddies™ was born in January 2007 by inventor and mother of two, Wendy Welling.  As she lay next to her younger daughter, she kept thinking that there simply had to be a better way to help her children learn to tie their own shoes!

Inspired by both her daughter’s excitement – and their increased feelings of independence as they quickly learned to tie their own shoes – Wendy spent months fiddling with prototypes and ideas until finally perfecting Tie Buddies™.  The key was to create cool characters and interactive stories that help the child learn and retain the process and as well as eliminating the frustrating ‘bunny ears or loops’ that just confuse children as they learn
Buy it ~ Tie buddies has  Fairy and Magic Wand and Red and Green Race Cars for $8.99 a set. 
Win it ~ One helping mommys win reader can win their choice of tie buddies.
To enter ~ Just go to Tie Buddies and tell me something you learned.
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44 comments:

Jessica said...

I learned that Tie Buddies was inspired by this mom's daughter and her excitement to learn tying her shoes.
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one frugal lady said...

I learned that tie buddies offer a fairy and magic wand set! My daughter would love that- and I would love tied shoes!
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GroverFamily said...

i learned that they are not for children under the age of three
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Evil Angel said...

I learned that the average age of children learning to tie their own shoes has increased up to 9-10 years old! OH my!

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Believer said...

I like the step-by-step process using illustrations under the “How it works!” tab. I also noticed the “Extra Credit.”

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Believer said...

I found out about this giveaway because I have your button on my blog, and visit often.

Believer said...

I blogged about this giveaway. #1

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clallen said...

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Rob and Sierra said...

I learned that most children will choose to stop using tie buddies on their own and will tell you when they are ready.

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JDaniel4's Mom said...

They sugguest creating stories with their characters.


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Marina said...

I never knew the tips of laces were called aglets!!

Marina said...

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Painter Mommy said...

I learned that in April 2007, the Tie Buddies company was started by a mom of 2.

I love how they show specific instructions on how to teach children how to use them.

These looks great! Would like to try them on my 4 & 5 year olds who still have no clue how to tie shoes.

Thanks so much!

DAWN
Dawn@PainterMommy.com

Painter Mommy said...

I am a follower of your blog!

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Painter Mommy said...

I found this giveaway by perusing your site as I do each Saturday. I love it. :)

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Dolphin Girl said...

I would love to use these to teach my son how to tie shoes. I didn't know that tips of laces were called aglets. Thanks!

The Spears Family said...

One thing learned, which was quite shocking: the average age of children learning to tie has increased with some children learning as late as 9 or 10. WOW! I'd love to win these tie buddies! Thanks for the chance!
Keilann

wigget said...

i learned the happy characters make a game of it, resulting in a strong knot and even stronger recall

Deb said...

This would be perfect for my nephew who is three and learning to tie his shoes! :) I was rather surprised to read this on their website: "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." Wow! I had no idea.

You know it seems these could be useful for adults who suffer from severe arthritis or rheumatism and who don't like the Velcro closures (they work well, but they stick to EVERYTHING, including socks and stockings).

Deb said...

I put a link on my blog here
http://tnshadylady.blogspot.com/2009/10/tie-buddies-helping-children-learn-to.html

Deb said...

blog link #2

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I tweeted here
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Deb said...

I found this giveaway through your rss feed :)

Deb said...

I'm following your blog

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