My five year old starts kindergarten this fall and as has been tradition in our house, we work on shoe tying before we get to kindergarten. Because is there anything a kindergarten teacher despises more than tying shoes all day? I'm just guessing here but I have a feeling it's not their favorite part of the day.

A few years back I had heard rumblings of a shoe tying class at Nordstrom but never had the opportunity to attend so earlier this summer after a morning of my daughter WANTING to tie and my frustration growing with the idea that we needed to be out the door 10 minutes ago and can I please just tie your shoes? I thought now's the time for shoe-tying class.

On the third Saturday morning of each month, Nordstrom at the Mall of America holds a free shoe-tying class for kids. All ages of kids are welcome. The class is free and takes about 30 minutes and most kids leave knowing how to tie. {From my experience I noticed the employees encouraged lots and lots of practice. The more they practice the more you can ensure mastery!}

We went this past Saturday morning and it was really fun to watch the group of kids there go from just learning to really figuring it out. Several Nordstom employees were on hand to both instruct and help the kids.

An extra special touch is the certificate, balloon and goodie bag the kids get to take home afterwards.

The class takes place every third Saturday of the month from 9-9:30 a.m. and while the class is free, registration is required. You can register by calling Nordstrom(952) 883-2121 or by visiting the Children's Shoe department.

What age did your kids learn how to tie their shoes? 

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