Tying Shoes Is about the most complex task a young child can do. With this easy to learn poem children learn the steps in no time at all. " Over under... pull me through, Pull not one lace... make it two." "Make a bunny ear, hold it tight. Around your thumb it goes... Clear out of sight!!" The weight of the board is sturdy enough not to wiggle , and the laces are long enough not to give room fir the kids to even learn to double knot too!!! The laces are secured in the wood so the do not pose a choking hazard. The practise board is intended for use by children old and older.