Loopeez 2 color laces and Give-away

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I have done several posts on tying shoes; shoe tying methods, tips and tricks for tying shoes, and printable practice shoe. In my post about tips and tricks, I mentioned Loopeez, but had never tried them. In the time since I wrote that post, Loopeez has sent me a sample of the product to try out, and has offered to give away one to my readers as well. They have two different products, one is a rubber piece with holes that the shoelace loops go through, and the other is their two color laces.

shoe tying with loopeez 1

I have to preface my review by saying that I do not prefer teaching the two loop method to the kids that I work with. I find that it is too visually confusing to kids with special needs. I will teach it though if it is the best way for that particular child to learn it, and there are many kids who need the two loop technique.  With the Loopeez you can use the two loops as in the picture, or you could pull one of the loops all the way through in order to help practice the one loop method.

What the Loopeez is:

The Loopeez is a piece of rubber with two holes in it. It sits on top of the untied laces, and you pull a lace and loop it through each of the holes. This holds the loops for you while you cross the two loops to complete the bow. If a child is learning the two loop method, then this can help them get it perfected. It is difficult to pull the loops through the holes, so an adult will likely still have to do that part.

shoe tying with loopeez 2

The other Loopeez product is the two color laces. I highly recommend two color laces as they can help visually separate the two laces and make it easier to keep track of which lace is doing what.

loopeez tying

The give away is for both the Loopeez rubber piece, and for the two color laces together. Enter below through rafflecopter if you would like a chance to win these.  Loopeez also has a promotion going on where you can get $3.00 off if you buy both the Loopeez and the two color laces together.  In order to get the discount, you buy both on their site, and in the notes when paying by paypal, you state that you were sent there from Therapy Fun Zone.

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Tonya is a pediatric Occupational Therapist, and loves creating things to work on skills and solve problems.

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Comments

  1. Yvonne says:

    What an awesome giveaway! Tying shoes is a difficult skill for my daughter & this is a great tool & fun way to work on it. Thank you 🙂

  2. Jenny says:

    What a great idea, thanks for the opportunity to find new ways to teach children their adl’s!

  3. Sarah says:

    I’ve been using a home-made version of Loopeez (after watching their youtube video) with a little girl with hemiplegia for the past few months! We’ve been practicing 1-handed shoe tying (with some help from the “helper hand”), and they have been so helpful! I would love to get multicolored laces for her and a Loopeez :-)!!!

  4. My kinder students could benefit from this giveaway.

  5. Kirsten says:

    Like thr giveaway!

  6. I’ve used 2 colored laces with my students and it always works. Interested in trying the loopeez as well.

  7. Dana Hutcherson says:

    Would love to try this with kids I see for occupational therapy in the schools!!

  8. Karen says:

    Really looking forward to trying this out if I win! Could really use something to help my students AND my special-needs daughter!

  9. Melissa says:

    These would be very helpful in teaching my daughters how to tie shoes!

  10. Chelle says:

    This would be great way to help my kids learn to tie shoelaces! Thanks for the chance to win!

  11. johannah says:

    awesome giveaway! I’ve been looking for others ways teach learning tie shoes.This would be great to win =)

  12. I’d love to try the Lopez. Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway.

  13. Jessica says:

    This is a great giveaway and I would love a chance to try this out with some of my kiddos 🙂

  14. Marlene says:

    Thank you for the giveaway- It is nice to be a ble to try a product before we, ourselves, typically purchase items for therapeutic use or to encourage a parent. i recently found an ew pony tail idea but it costs $40! i spend wqay too much as it is. Thanks for a little chance.

  15. Marla says:

    I am always looking for the perfect way to teach shoe lacing! Thanks for the chance!

  16. Regina madonna says:

    I would love to win this

  17. What a great giveaway! I would love to have a tool to help teach this difficult skill.

  18. Caitlin says:

    I have never heard if these before. Indeed to check them out for my son and my students.

  19. Kellyn says:

    Starting work in the school system in aug. and this would be great!

  20. I have been using a homemade version of this for years. I would love a commercial version that I could give parents to practice at home.

  21. Traci Anderson says:

    I’d love to try with my kiddos!

  22. Nicole says:

    I would love to try this with my kiddos! I have definitely found that using different colored laces is the best place to start. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  23. Barbara says:

    This looks would be great to try out.

  24. I want a class set! This is great!

  25. Angie M. says:

    I agree with you about the two loop method. It’s always been difficult to teach our kiddos that strategy. I think it takes more fine motor control too.

  26. Jennifer says:

    Does the Loopeez stay on the shoe after it’s tied or do you take it off?

  27. emily says:

    These would help both my kids

  28. still working on tying shoes with my 6 year old 🙂

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